About Equality

EqualityAre you awake dude? Today, you will ask me about equality!

Who is calling out to me? Sure, I am awake.

Your friend here. You sometimes swear by me in a not so good a manner. I am God.

Ha! You are joking. There is no such thing as God. You are a figment of someone’s imagination.

You mean to say like Harry Potter or Sherlock Holmes. I sure am as imaginary as you want me to be. But still you are talking to me.

Those are voices in my head. Anyway, if you are real then I need you to answer the most important question and that is, why is there so much poverty and misery in this world?

That’s a good question. Surely that needs answering. Ok, I will answer that for you.

Listen, don’t you go asking another question on my question. I know you will say something which I won’t be able to answer and you will get away with it.

What do you mean? I told you I will answer that question and I won’t ask you anything stupid. I will have to give you some earthly examples to make you understand the answer so you will have to allow me that.

Sure, as long as you can give me an answer. You can use examples.

There are number of phones or television sets in the market. If I were to make them look very much the same and equal pricing, you wouldn’t be able to make a choice then.

Yes. Everyone would have to buy the same. There wouldn’t be any difference at all. That kind of no-choice happens only in a banana republic.

Likewise if I were to make everyone happy or rich then there wouldn’t be any difference at all.

Yes. Shouldn’t you have made them like that? Everyone would be happy and rich then.

Then no one would have tried to make themselves rich. Whom would you appoint as your assistants? Who would do your work then? There would be no competition or aspirations to do something in this world. Right?

Yes. But why make it so difficult for everyone to earn their living or be happy? You could have had a much better and efficient system to do that.

I surely created one but then there was no fun in it.

You think to suffer or have no money is fun? That’s very sadistic. Do you know how difficult it is to live in this world without money? Every single day of life is painful.

I can understand that but let me tell you that you enjoy the football game only if there is tough competition, right? Look at the Presidential elections or the Super Bowl. You actually ask for a tough fight. If the team wins with a walkover then you won’t enjoy it.

That’s true. I agree on that with you. But still it doesn’t give you the right to make us suffer so much. Look around and you will find so much disparity and despair. Your criteria for inclusion are too tough to get rich or happy. You should relax them a little bit.

I can relax them but how would that sustain the system? Imagine the government collected no tax from anyone or everyone knew the rate of Microsoft stocks tomorrow then what would happen at the stock exchanges? There would be chaos and the whole system will collapse. So that it doesn’t happen I laid out a few rules.

So what are these rules? You are worse than a dictator then. Laying down the do’s and the do not’s.

For better management of this material world I had to lay down a few ground rules.

But why?

Think that your girlfriend is also someone else’s and you are belonging to everyone else too. Would you know the father of the child or whose son you are too?

Arrrgh. Yes. There should be rules. I think I understand the reasons. Everyone has to strive hard so that they can rise higher in life. We all want to have the best for which we must work hard.

That’s right. I always tell those who follow me that you have to make self efforts to rise up. You know what they say- I will only help those who help themselves!

Ah! That’s brings me to the point- why do I need you at all in life? Since I will have to put in my efforts and I have to do everything to raise myself. So let me be and you can go ahead and brainwash all your gullible folks out there.

Ha ha! You don’t have to believe in me. You are free to do what you wish to. See you later. Goodbye.

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