How would this world be different If everyone was equally wealthy?
How do you think it would change the way people interact with each other?
When greed kicks in people will want to be wealthier than another and so attempts will be made to change this balance, what I could picture is only chaos, and more chaos if this really comes true.
On the other hand, I am more interested to know how the world would be like if everyone is equally broke
It would be a small heaven on earth. We would respect each other without bias. Many of us would be more tame and disciplined in behaviour.
If everyone was given the same amount of money, it would not solve the problem of how people manage it. The parable of the talents in Bible is a passage to reference (Mat 25:14-30), in that it shows there are those who manage money well, even make it grow and others who don't. There are investors and there are squanderers. Those who squander will beg, borrow and steal to have an 'equal' or 'better' lifestyle than those who manage money well, living a conservative and consistent lifestyle. There are people who work to earn money and pay their bills and taxes. There are people who don't work and live off the taxes of those who do, etc. So, if everyone started out with the same amount of wealth, they would not end up where they started ~ some would have more, some the same and some far less or without.
I think it would be more of the same. Whatever the poor person enjoys now will just be ratcheted up to more obnoxious levels. I see a lot of young guys riding around in cars with their stereos blasting so loudly they give themselves hearing damage that cannot be reversed. These same types will simply go buy even more powerful stereos to give themselves and others hearing damage. Those who are already philanthropists will give more, those who are on drugs or are alcoholics will go on wild sprees and likely kill themselves. Those who care for ill relatives will quit their jobs and do this without fear of poverty. I don't believe that money removes bad behavior, jealousy, or hatred. It is life experience, a person's surroundings, education, and personal motivation that can change these things. I am realistically optimistic, but not overly.
I personally think it wouldn't provide much good. Eventually people will become greedy and set after chasing others wealth and attaining it by any means necessary, markets wouldn't flourish because nothing would be in high demand due to everyone being able to purchase items in the same quantities from the same locations.
by Kenneth C Agudo 5 years ago
Are we really created by God equally?Why is that there are poor and there are rich, normal and disabled person, tragic life and happy life. Things seems to be not equal so are we really created by God equally?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago
There Are MANY POOR People Who Also Have A Sense Of Entitlement! There seems to be a strong animus against the wealthy, affluent, and highly successful among us. There are folks who claim that such people are corrupt, greedy, and entitled. They also insist that...
by Patricia Scott 4 years ago
Is everyone on the planet equally "important"?Do you think all people are equally valuable, or do you think some people in certain situations might be more valuable than others?
by ga anderson 4 weeks ago
Thanks to TessSchlesinger for a couple of links that provoked the thought of this topic.The first was a 2014 article about one billionaire's view of the danger of extreme wealth inequality."I see pitchforks.At the same time that people like you and me are thriving beyond the dreams of any...
by marinealways24 9 years ago
If everyone believed and thought the exact same thing in religion, politics, everything, what would the world be like?
by Billy Hicks 7 days ago
There has been a lot of discussion about class warfare, and the wealthy not paying "their fair share",so my question for you, my esteemed fellow Hubbers is this:Assuming that they are complying with all current laws and regulations, and paying what they are required to pay, by law: do the...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|