All my things are packed except my tablet and phone. I’ve been watching The L Word episodes to pass the time, but the arousal has just become too much for me to take, so I’ll do something else now.
I’ve been trying my hand (literally) at using graphics (doodles) to illustrate my ideas. Laptop is packed away so I used my app for taking quick notes, which was funner than excel.
Here is what I mean about family legacies not necessarily putting everyone at a disadvantage.
This is the current view of the effect of family legacies on society. I’ve used the few names I could come up with off the top of my head. The examples may not be accurately representative of the reality, but they’re really just placeholders – you could substitute, say, “Bush” or “Rothschild” or whatever and have the same idea.
The legacies result in inequality – a person’s destiny is largely shaped before they’re even born. The lucky ones are born on silver platters, or drinking from diamond- encrusted bottles or any metaphor you like, while everyone else has to watch them snagging all these political or corporate positions they’re not qualified for, or otherwise getting things they haven’t worked for, just because of their parents! God, it’s so unfair! We should be equal, right? Just like this!
By bringing them down to our level!make them work for everything they get, dammit! Parents shouldn’t pass their life’s work to their children, right? Right?
Well, actually, that makes no sense. Any parent in their right mind wants their child to do better in life than they ever did. To accomplish greater things, to be a better person. And the likelihood of that decreases when their children aren’t given anything to build on. Every parent is supposed to leave something valuable to their children, be it material wealth, connections, or a good name, anything they can use – and the moral training to use it well. Every. Single. Parent. And their children build on this, and pass it on to their own children, and so on.
Thus, the playing field is levelled, not by reducing that ones who are powerful now, but by elevating the ones who are not.
it may be impossible for some people, but it’s something to strive for.