bball wrote:We hold these truths.......all men are created equal...
In the eyes of the law, allegedly. Here are some other examples where we are not:
1) Donald Trump was given a loan of $1M by his father to start his business. My family does not have that kind of money.
2) My son has a November birthday, meaning he is already behind those in his grade. He was skipped a grade and is in G&T. His friends are not as gifted, and are falling behind academically.
3) Shaquille O'Neal is 7'1". I am 5'10". I cannot dunk a basketball, while he barely has to jump.
4) My surgeon went to MIT and Harvard. Some people barely graduate the 8th grade.
However, if everyone was as rich as Donald Trump, or as bright as my surgeon, we'd still have the problems we have today b/c people are still animals, and will create "classes" based on other qualifications.
For the great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. ~Vincent van Gogh
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.-Julius Caesar