... People are not the same.
...Assume you value honesty. For you, then, liars are
less valuable than people with integrity.
So, people are not equal because some are more valuable than others.
... Rabbits are biologically designed to be much faster than turtles.
However, a rabbit’s laziness or a turtle’s hard work changes everything.
The quantity and quality of our work undermine equality. ...In what way are we equal?
We are all Homo sapiens. ... We will all die, and our mortality is caused
by our shared genes. We are all the same kind of thing.
...If you think there is a way in which no person should be treated,
then that applies to you, me, and all humans... If you value a virtue,
such as honesty, that’s a way for you to differentiate someone’s worth.
Assuming honesty is valuable and honest people are more valuable than liars,
you have grounds for respecting honest people more than liars... In my opinion,
we are not perfectly equal. If it were true that people are exactly the same,
then it would be false that anyone of us is special.
Another thing we have in common is that we are all unique...
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