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  • Equal in the eyes of the law...

    Everyone should be held to the same standard, and that's it. Everyone, me included, is equally worthless.
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  • Everybody deserves to be equal

    If people all work together and talk their problems through we will be able to divide our resources equally and share wealth and knowledge. There is no need for wars and fighting in the world, particularly when we all have the same shared goal. You cannot choose your race or gender therefore you should not be discriminated for it.

  • Yes. Easy to

    I understand that people have different opinions on the topic, but society can EASILY become truly equal! If people just could respect others' way of life, race, sex, etc. It's not someone's fault that they're a certain race or was born into poverty. If you weren't, just thank God you weren't

  • Yes! What do you think will happen when technology over takes the average citizen?

    First I would like to point there is an extreme amount "No's" and to all of you nay sayers. What do you think civilization will be like in 50 to 100 years?

    When big business sees an opportunity to unleash technology they do it. What will happen when a robot takes your place in a factory? Or every factory? What will happen when abundance and sustainability is everywhere? What will happen when robots create and/or repair other robots? Will we all just be homeless? No. When we get to that point there will be almost no jobs. Free housing, free food, free water and electricity, internet, travel, education everything.

    You might ask. How do we get there? Educate your kids. Invest in science and technology. Tell your politician to talk about these problems. If he or she doesn't want to talk about them kick them out. Get a new one. The human race can do this and we all need to believe in that idea.

  • Social inequality is inherent

    Society can never truly be 'equal' due to the socially constructed perception of what equality is defined as across different cultures. Social Equality involves the values, beliefs and ideologies a society holds as the basis of its laws and of which constitute to their unique cultural identity. The social stratification of society undermines the very idea of social equality. The class struggle of the 18th/19th Century Karl Marx alludes to is still evident in some societies today. - India's caste system for example, has its foundations on the division of socio-economic class and occupation. Even ideologies like communism, that have social and economic equality at its core ironically have one who is seated above all, at higher status and with greater power than the majority.

    And thus because the notion of equality is so multifaceted and complex in nature, only some aspects of equality can only be achieved by societies to a certain extent.

  • Social inequality is inherent

    Society can never truly be 'equal' due to the socially constructed perception of what equality is defined as across different cultures. Social Equality involves the values, beliefs and ideologies a society holds as the basis of its laws and of which constitute to their unique cultural identity. The social stratification of society undermines the very idea of social equality. The class struggle of the 18th/19th Century Karl Marx alludes to is still evident in some societies today. - India's caste system for example, has its foundations on the division of socio-economic class and occupation. Even ideologies like communism, that have social and economic equality at its core ironically have one who is seated above all, at higher status and with greater power than the majority.

    And thus because the notion of equality is so multifaceted and complex in nature, only some aspects of equality can only be achieved by societies to a certain extent.

  • It is 100% impossible

    It is 100% impossible to get every single person on the planet to agree on equality, because there is going to be people that will discriminate on others, and pull them back to the bottom of the ladder, no matter what you do it simply cant be done on planet earth or at any other time or place.

  • It's completely against human nature...

    We've taken over Earth and it's inhabitants. We've caused most of Earths animals/insects to become instinct for our own selfish wants. We've completely dominated this planet, and it's only natural for us to want to dominate each other, too. To achieve a truly equal society would mean going against our "highest" natural goal.

    It's simply impossible. Not to mention getting everyone to agree on this, impossible.

  • If only, right?

    The fight for equality will go on forever because there is always the question of treating everyone equally or treating people the way in which they deserve. For instance, I myself will be treated better than a criminal but worse than say Obama, and rightly so. Equality is both fair and not fair and is a debate that our society will consistently go through.

  • D8 said We wish... But in reality No!

    No because there are always going to be people who are judgemental e.g. racist, homophobic, trans-phobic. There will always be discrimination.

    No because in schools some students always need more help therefore they can't be equal. People aren't equal and should be judged differently because everyone is different.

    Criminals shouldn't be treated with equality because they have done something wrong. However, they could be mentally unstable and therefore it is not their fault. Nonetheless they have done a crime and shouldn't be treated with equality. Perhaps they should receive a lesser sentence instead. It is ridiculous to treat people with equality as you can't treat a baby the same as a student, or adult.

    If everyone works together it could work. We could make an effort to treat everyone the same. However, not everyone buys into the idea of equality so it wouldn't work! It is human nature to be greedy and hateful.

  • Fairness not equality

    The consensus in M11 was that society can't or shouldn't be equal because we need leadership, individuality and the right to excel through hard work and your contribution to society. What is important, though is fairness of opportunity. Everyone should get a shot at bettering themselves as well as helping others who can't help themselves.

  • B4 says no

    People will always crave more wealth, glory and power due to the social hierarchy created by wages. You are judged by intelligence and upbringing and status. This is bred from an exam results driven society. Some people receive privileges because of their contacts and social background. (4 more words needed)

  • V5 say NO!

    We can never have an equal society because some people work harder than others, and it would be unfair if everyone earned the same amount of money. Some people have different needs, so it isn't possible to have an equal society. However, it would be good if everyone could have the same opportunities in life.

  • Society cannot be truly equal as there has to be some sort of order!

    V8 say: Who would do the 'higher demanding' jobs in comparison to those doing what is currently classed as more minor jobs? No one can truly be equal as there are too many factors that effect it. There are too many issues that would need to be addressed and not everyone shares the same views on this!


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Craighawley215 says2015-09-17T12:41:30.207
Anybody know what's the deal with all the TGAS/TGAGS?
TGASWHITEHOUSE says2015-09-18T09:10:37.923
M2 - majority say no!
Everyone's different so equality is unachievable and unrealistic. Human nature dictates the importance of self and therefore putting others first or viewing others as equals doesn't come naturally. The divide between wealth and poverty is too stark to truly achieve equality.
Craighawley215 says2015-09-18T13:47:03.167
Starting to wonder if this TGAS thing is some kind of bot system.