When we say someone is better than another, we don't take in their accomplishments or societal and financial ranking. To compare people to one another, we need to first strip them of everything that is not them. If we're nothing without the things we own, then we don't really deserve to have them. It really boils down to how much we are as a person; what we know and how we look at life and how much effort we put into keeping our bad sides in check and polishing our good sides. The greatness of a person is proportional to the amount of effort we choose to give into trying to be good not just for yourself, but for others.
To be a better person than another means to be better than him in every way, if you ware not better in any way you are just better at X,Y,Z than him or her and not ``better`` overall. There are the people who which have no dexterity, low interests in studies, low creativity, low emotional intelligence.... You might be better than one of those, since, what are they good at ?
In a world where nobody is better than anyone else, you'd discover some very strange patterns. For example, imagine a baseball player named Steve. Steve works hard and has a loving family. When he practices baseball, his IQ steadily drops as his skills improve to keep him on the same level as everyone else. When he improves his relationship with his parents, he forgets how to be nice to his coworkers.
It's ridiculous to believe that people are magically limited in their goodness, and for the same reasons, it's ridiculous to believe that everyone is equally good.
Think of it from a scientific point of view. We are all born with different genes and some people have more traits that are favourable in every kind of situation possible. It's a hard pill to swallow and that's why many people don't accept it as truth. The complications start when you define the word "better". Some people are smarter, more talented, stronger both physically and mentally on top of being attractive and having good social skills and maturity. Or is it someone who tries their best every day and never feels sorry for themselves on top of being happy and makes other people happy. I would like to think that the second option Is better because it's more of a choice. The unfair part is when you consider the fact that some people are all of these things and some people were just given the correct support in life. Some people can't love themselves and can't make others happy. The best thing to do is be the best version of yourself and accept that it's the way things are. That way you'll not look back on your life with regrets.
It's all opinion, I think yes because of some of the horrible people I've met LOL. It's really just a matter of truth do you like people or not? I don't so I think some people are better than others. Some people STICK OUT. Some people blow away the competition and change lives, some people sit on their ass and play video games, like myself. I'm still awesome though, come on.
Simply put, if we quantify all possible attributes of a person, then take the sum of all those values, we will find that the sum we come to is greater for some people and less in others. I do agree that we all have flaws and strengths, but some people have less flaws and more strengths than others. Take for example, an average-joe who has nothing out of the ordinary except has very stinky farts. And then compare him to another person who has all his attributes except they're better, but he has stinkier farts. I think if you look at it on a whole, the second person is 'simply better'.
What it comes down to is that people are not equal. We are not made equal, we are not born into equal positions, and we do not become equal during life. Life is not fair, it does not give you what you deserve all the time, but it does give you something. What it comes down to is what you do with your life, do you work to better your position or do you resign yourself to a victimized attitude. Attitude can make or brake a person, and those that always strive for better regardless of their position and live a good life are better than someone that thinks they are the victim of life and they demand they be taken care of.
We are all created by God equally and what I mean by that is that our capabilities considered together are same. Some persons have better skills in specific areas and they can be considered as better than others in those areas. But the whole is bigger than the sum of the parts. We need to identify each human beings as unique and from this vantage point I conclude that we can not say some people simply better than others.
Take the special ed kid who has downs syndrome. They might not have as good of smarts or physical strengths as everyone else, but nobody knows they are the nicest people they've ever met. They could be very determined and perseverant, and the darn most honest person in the world. The point I'm making, is that with every imbalance comes an equal balance that puts us up to par with our companions. That perfect businessman who seems to succeed in everything he does just happens to be the biggest douche you could think of, and nobody knows it, but he has no friends and is very unhappy. There are people who may seem better or worse than one another, but just let the cookie crumble and see what it all comes down to. Everyone is equal, and everyone is just as bad and good as each other. Think about it; look deeper and you might just find something you have never discovered before.