Do you strongly assert that all are equal despite higher statuses being accorded to those w/
more education, higher level jobs, higher levels of physical attractiveness, & higher levels of intelligence? In our society & culture, people who have "more" whether education, job status, looks&/or intelligence are accorded more respect & considered more valuable than those who have "less" in these areas. For example, a clerk with an intelligent idea is not considered as significant as an executive who expresses the intelligent idea. The clerk's idea is dismissed with the point of he/she is just a clerk while the executive's idea carries weight because of his/her more i.e. higher status.
My view is that all humans are equal according to God's word and that all humans should have the same rights and respect - and opportunities, if possible. The same opportunities are not available everywhere and the more highly educated may be more motivated to go after them via relocation.
Studies of decades' accumulation show that more attractive and taller people usually are hired over other people, and tend to receive more frequent and higher wage increases. We may never be able to change that.
I disagree with awarding jobs, larger salaries, perks, rewards, awards, other praises, and public attention to lower achievers of any stripe on the basis of irrational discrimination against several demographic groups whom some in power feel already have received too much money, attention, honor and glory, etc. These who are so discriminated against could starve to death if they don't start a successful business - as many of our ancestors did in the 1900s.
So, in the workplace, are all people equal? -- I am sorry to say, "No,"
Some authorities discriminate against higher intelligence and education and I have even seen bullying of the more intelligent (and they are personable, not snobs) high school students since 1990 in my state, with teachers and administration looking the other way. This type of discrimination is spreading. I think it is dangerous.
Thank you for the question.
Theoretically, ABSOLUTELY! Experientially, absolutely not. Human beings are essentially plagued with feelings of inferiority an those feelings are a response to understanding oneself in the context of one's environment.
When we compare ourselves against others, either our strengths will be highlighted or our weaknesses will be. Basically, no one wants to have a spot light on their weaknesses, so begins the human game of highlighting others' weaknesses while highlighting one's own strengths. Survival dictates the outcome: Strengths win while weaknesses lose;strengths are valued while weaknesses are stripped of dignity...
I believe true equality is a high ideal much like world peace in that neither will ever happen. I don't say this to be a pessimist but as student of human behavior.
The goal of most people is not to be "equal" but instead be considered "special". We want to "stand out" be better than average!
If our educational system in the U.S. decided to do away with our grading system consisting of A,B,C,D, F and simply went with a P (for passed) and F (for failed) a lot of folks would be highly upset! Someone who got 100% would get the same grade as someone who got 65% correct; a (P). Imagine playing a game without keeping score and at the end everyone goes home with a trophy.
Human beings are competitive. They have a need to (compare) themselves to their peers. Everyone wants the perks that come along with being "the best" or a "VIP", first class travel, 5 Star Hotels & Restaurants, tailor made suits, exotic vacations, the big house on the hill or ocean front property. Most of all they want respect.
One's peers who see you as their equal will not have the same respect as those who envy your position. The clerk VS the executive.
Words like (mediocrity and parity) which mean equal are frowned upon. Everyone wants to be "above average". We want to stand out, not be the same. I suppose if anything we want an equal opportunity at becoming "special".
Most people want to be "admired" or "respected" because there is something "exceptional" about them. This is what fuels our ambitions.
Individual traits both physical and mental along with personality will always cause some people to be viewed as better than most.
by Grace Marguerite Williams4 years ago
that other people must believe as THEY do?
by Grace Marguerite Williams2 years ago
Why are beautiful people considered not to be intelligent? Why is the concept of being beautiful& intelligent considered to be very paradoxical in scope?
by rutley2 years ago
Are you intimidated by someone with a higher education than you?Do you feel dumber, that you can't compete or just insecure that they know more than you?
by cruelkindness2 years ago
Who is considered the most intelligent living person in the world ?
by andrew savage4 years ago
How are beautiful people more intelligent than people who not as beautiful?Are there genes for intelligence that correlate to the genes responsible for the design of the body?
by kirstenblog5 years ago
I have often wondered about this. I personally have no education beyond that of High School. I do not hold any special qualifications and think of myself as being average in intelligence. I do read a lot and pay...
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