Who said "Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into

United States
February 23, 2010 11:12pm CST
Who said "Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition and that of rights. Equality of condition is incompatible with civilization, and is found only to exist in those communities that are but slightly removed from the savage state. In practice, it can only mean a common misery." Do you think this quote holds true? I believe it is true. Equality is only equal to those who say they base their actions on "equality."
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• Singapore
24 Feb 10
I agreed. That's why I think we should not try to apply equality to all. One man's meat maybe another man's poison. Therefore, efforts to achieve equality usually results in common misery. However, instead of equality, we can promote fairness, that's to say that we look at the person's condition before considering what should be given to him. Different people have different needs so we need to satisfy their needs in different ways instead of attempting to use a universal solution to satisfy these needs.
• United States
24 Feb 10
Very well put. You are so right that each individual has different needs and as well as that people handle things differently so another reason to consider each individual.