I’ve got this one Facebook friend who is always spouting ideas on how to make a better society. Most of these ideas are far too simplistic, For example, the idea of getting rid of all money or making everybody live on the same amount of money.
When I first started thinking about what would constitute a better society I also thought in simplistic terms. Usually with the idea that a certain subset of society was holding us back for their own benefit. This may be in many ways true. But it’s a huge generalization.
Societies aren’t perfect because perfection isn’t real. There always is and always will be a struggle. The struggle is a function of existence. Avoidance of struggle only leads to suffering. Tyrannies spring up out of the idea that a perfect society can be created. It cannot.
And while it is good to look to reducing inequality, inequality will always exist. There will always be the haves and there will always be have-nots.