Equality Vs Equality

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A society is a group of people that choose to live together for a common purpose, or simply because it is more convenient. In ancient times people would group together for survival, whether that be warmth, food, or protection. The idea was that a group is stronger and more profitable than one person acting alone. Each tribe or gathering of individuals working together is considered a society. However, if all societies were thriving entities, then we would not know the hardships that have repeated throughout history, such as, poverty and famine. On the contrary, a society that works well is a society that works for the well-being of its individual members. A respectable society is built on a foundation of trust and equality, and enforced by …show more content…
It is thought that every person should start their lives with the same opportunities as every other person. The same equality and opportunity as that given in a game of Monopoly. At the start of the game every player is dealt the same denomination, and the player chooses how to invest. The choices made may not provide the same paybacks, but equal opportunity was given. In a similar sense, every person should be provided with the same opportunity to achieve their goals and become successful members of society. Currently, there is not the opportunity for all people to educate themselves beyond a public high school, due to the increasing tuition rates. True equality would provide the option for a free education to all members of the society. Equality should also extend past education when individuals are seeking employment. All people should be considered for employment based on prior experience and knowledge without regard to any discriminating factors, including family wealth. As well, the wages established by an employer should have a direct correlation to the input provided by the employee. If a person works harder than a coworker in the same position, then the hardest worker should receive the greater compensation. Equality prevents a singular section of society from dominating other sections. Without equality the individuals that are treated as second class citizens will revolt against their current society. …show more content…
The laws provided by man serve as the guidelines for what is accepted in society. As well, a police force is employed to give protection to the members of society and to punish those who have made unlawful actions against those members. For example, speed limits are enforced to provide safety to all commuters and medical licenses are required to ensure individuals are receiving proper care. A governing body is necessary to maintain a regulated society. Furthermore, the judicial system protects the rights of the individuals within the society and ensures balance between all governing bodies. The laws leading citizens instills trust in society by providing regulations that govern commerce and upholding equality in the workplace. A society without laws and government would be anarchy. In fact, society would crumble because the common goals and purpose would be forgotten and replaced with a state of

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