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    Default THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

    Fairness is an illusion. So is equality. In nature there are neither...and in the world of men there are neither.

    We cannot elevate everyone to the same level without forceably suppressing the more clever, more driven, more intelligent or more gifted.

    And when you attempt to suppress enough people, they will push back with a violence that society will not be ready for.
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    Truth.

    Some of us react more negatively to being pushed than others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    Truth.

    Some of us react more negatively to being pushed than others.
    Negatively is only defined by the point of view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    Fairness is an illusion. So is equality. In nature there are neither...and in the world of men there are neither.

    We cannot elevate everyone to the same level without forceably suppressing the more clever, more driven, more intelligent or more gifted.

    And when you attempt to suppress enough people, they will push back with a violence that society will not be ready for.

    and tut result is named Harrison Bergeron.
    I carry two kinds of trauma kits. One for fixing it and one for causing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travlin View Post
    Negatively is only defined by the point of view.
    Yes.

    Kinetically also works.
    Brent Yamamoto
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    I'm a big fan of Meyers-Briggs' personality assignment. The one trait that determines how someone perceives fairness is the thinking vs. feeling trait. The thinking person gives priority to objective facts while the feeling person puts weight in the feelings of the group as a whole. The thinking person is a rugged individualist, the winner gets the trophy. The feeling person grants participation trophies to all.

    Yes, the feeling person suppresses greatness at the expense of the marginal.
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    The world isn't fair, but it is reasonable and proper for us to strive for fairness within the institutions that we create. All men should be subject to the same laws. 'Equality' is a more loaded concept, and has even morphed into the misused term 'equity,' which the progs use as a code word for full-blown communism.

    When you get into the details of how the sausage gets made, I can spend hours ranting and raving over the flaws within our legal system. But looking at just the outer framework, our system is as fair as any that I could devise. We do not have a separate set of laws for noblemen and commoners, or lay people and the clergy. The application of the law isn't always proper, but the law itself does not permit rich white men to do things that poor black men are prohibited from doing.

    I view most of the people who are chanting and holding signs in a protest for 'equality' or fairness to be nothing more than myopic children. The solution to the unfairness that exists in the world is to roll up your sleeves and do the work to make your little corner of the world better. But the complainers are both too stupid and too lazy to actually help improve the world, so they just cry and threaten to burn it all down. If someone believes in free healthcare for the poor, they should go to medical school and then donate their service. I'm not saying that flippantly, either--it's a genuine option. I know public defenders who are excellent lawyers and strong advocates for their clients, but they continue working for less than they could make in the private sector because they believe in the mission. If someone lacks the skills to be a lawyer or a medical doctor themselves, they can still donate money to support legal aid offices or free healthcare clinics.

    At this phase in my career, I'm mostly focused on building a business and making money. But I've spent my time in the trenches and I've helped a lot of people who couldn't have afforded a good lawyer if I hadn't been there. Now and again, I'll talk to a potential client and agree to take on their case for less than it's worth, because I want to help. (I've learned to never do anything for 'free,' because then people don't value it.)

    I don't always have the patience to answer the 20-something Utopian with productive information. Sometimes my response is to metaphorically put on my headphones and tune them out. But if I'm feeling gracious, I don't respond to them defensively or threateningly. I instead tell them about all of the ways that they could be doing something to help build the world that they want to live in. Being "generous" with other people's money is (a) not generous at all, and (b) inevitably going to cause a revolt. 20-something socialists don't fear a revolt, though, so that is not a genuine deterrent. Rather than trying to deter them, I try to guilt them. They are, after all, a group that is apparently highly motivated by guilt. So I point out to them all of the things they could be doing, and basically leave them with the admonition: "Here is your shovel. If you want to make a better world, go forth and build it." Maybe they'll go to medical school or become a social worker. Even if they don't, hopefully they'll shut up and slink off to their mom's basement once they are confronted with their own unwillingness to sweat and build calluses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    Truth.

    Some of us react more negatively to being pushed than others.
    And some of us overreact violently
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    I find that most, if not all, demanding equality want equality of outcome, not equality of opportunity. Additionally, while demanding equal treatment, what they really mean is special treatment.
    Greg "Hyena" Nichols
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    Always entertaining, mildly offensive
    IANative: Indeed, when you grab Brent (or he grabs you), it feels like liquid unobtanium wrapped in rawhide... whereas Greg is just solid muscle wrapped in hate, seasoned w/ snuff and a little lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Nichols View Post
    I find that most, if not all, demanding equality want equality of outcome, not equality of opportunity. Additionally, while demanding equal treatment, what they really mean is special treatment.
    Very well put Greg!
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