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Equality in society

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Equality in society

We have a society or we don’t.

If we don’t, it’s every one for himself. Some species live, thrive and survive this way. Humans don’t.

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As a species, we do much better when we work together, collude, take care of each other, like a mother and father to a child, and a wolf with its pack.

If it’s every man for himself, don’t look to me for your safety, your armies, your police or your survival. You’re on your own; don’t expect my help. I know you’ll feel the same toward me. I will steal from you if I can. You will from me also.

But human species form societies for purposes of species survival. This means as a part of my group, I’ll help protect and care for you. But the deal is fair; you do the same for me.

When a cougar or wolf attacks you, I’ll help, with others of our kind, to drive it away. And you’ll do the same for me. (Just don’t go looking for trouble, in the cougar’s den!)

When times get tough, we’ll all have to scrimp to get by, share what we have. When times get good, we’ll all do well and be able to enjoy life more.

But when one person in our group has millions of times more than he can ever need, while others in our group cannot even make it and suffer, our group has become unbalanced. Something is very wrong.

When you and I each do all we can for the day, but one of us is rewarded 331 times as much as the other, our society is very sick in its heart.

If I tell you I’m 331 times better or more worthy than you, and you accept that, it means both of us are sick.

A. Martin.

Merrifield

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889
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