This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis 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.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe 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 PixelsWe 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.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-3 of 3 discussions (5 posts)

Is it possible for all classes to enjoy the same standard of living?

  1. Sayyeda Zonah profile image60
    Sayyeda Zonahposted 3 years ago

    Is it possible for all classes to enjoy the same standard of living?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    No.
    For the most part in a "free world" ambition, desire, determination, and persistence has more of a bearing on the quality one's living standards then anything else. Some people are more goal oriented and inclined to work harder than others! That's instinctive.
    While one child prefers to stay in his room watching TV and playing video games, another child may be knocking on neighbors doors offering to mow their lawns, rake their leaves, or shovel their snow for money. The first child relies on his parents to give him spending money and the second is independent and self-reliant. Odds are if they maintain the same patterns in life as adults the second child will end up having a more financially secure and higher standard of living.

    1. Sayyeda Zonah profile image60
      Sayyeda Zonahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      So, what you're saying is that a person who is independent has the highest possibilities of having high living standards? But won't that refer to one's own abilities and nature? Not everyone has a similar nature of being responsible.

  3. cjhunsinger profile image73
    cjhunsingerposted 3 years ago

    How would you define an acceptable standard of living? To your question, the answer would be no. I would think that the only way to ensure such a uniformity would be to, as in a totalitarian form of government, mandate a certain standard, that all must live by. Who defines that standard and  by all, are you including government officials or the ruling elite?
    To accomplish your objective, you would have to void out individual achievement or tie in the non-achievers with the achievements of the few. I do not think that this would bode well with the few and would have the net result of muzzling the contributions achieved by the few.
    Individual freedom would not exist in this world and, essentially, you will have created a sheep farm.
    Altruism and Utopias do not exist in real terms regarding the human animal, but they do serve a Marxist mindset of empty promises, much as religious belief and can be best described as a herding strategy.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      cjhunsinger, They said (same) standard of living. I agree with you it's impossible. There will always be those with higher IQs, stronger, faster, better looking, hardworking, or more likable than others. Life is not fair! Equality is just an idea.

 
working