What damage will it cause in recognizing that all humans are equal?

What damage will it cause in recognizing that all humans are equal?

[ 8/August/21 ]

All humans are different.

Pretending we are all equal is nonsense.

We all have various differences in our strengths and weaknesses.

And there is necessarily a lot of variation between individuals; far more variation within any social or racial or national group than there is between any such groups. So acknowledging that we are all different in no way legitimizes any form of racism of nationalism or any other form of “ism”.

Our strength as a species is our ability to cooperate and bring our diverse skill sets into play in solving many diverse and complex problems, in many different contexts.

Often something that is a liability in one context is a strength in another. That is the thing about diversity, one never quite knows exactly what is coming next, and what will be needed next.

And cooperation means that we develop systems that ensure that everyone has what they reasonably need to responsibly exercise their freedom.

Just because one is stronger or smarter of whatever, does not give any right to control the actions of another.

We are all different, and that difference demands respect.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) with reasonable security, tools, resources and degrees of freedom, and reasonable examples of the natural environment; and that is going to demand responsibility from all of us - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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2 Responses to What damage will it cause in recognizing that all humans are equal?

  1. pauladkin says:

    Yes, but … All humans are humans. Pretending we are not is ridiculous.

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    • I am not pretending we are not human.

      I have been deeply exploring what it is to be human for over 50 years.

      Most people seem to have accepted very simple “Truths” about what they are, that severely limit what they see as possible. Those stories work only because they are believed. They have no more reality than that belief gives them.

      All people are vastly more complex and capable than the stories that most have about themselves and others.

      That seems to me, beyond any shadow of reasonable doubt, to be what people are.

      Most of the stories we are taught by culture and the internet etc are shaped by “forces” (strategic systems) that do not have the long term interests of individuals at their core. That needs to change.
      That is changeable.
      That is our role.


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