Inequality is normal, artificially generated, augmented integrality is destructive
Question from the Internet:
“Why is huge inequality based upon wealth bad for society? What is an example of how wealth inequality is so problematic for society?”
It is a very complex issue.
We are all very different. We all have different desires, and the strength, yearning, hunger, the willingness to sacrifice for fulfilling those desires is also very different.
So it is completely normal that human society is very diverse, that there are layers, factions regarding wealth, education, employment, social status.
As long as this remains natural, where each mutually contributes to society according to their conditions, best ability and receive the appropriate, proportionally just reward, remuneration for it, everybody would naturally accept the differences, “inequality”.
When we forcefully try to create a homogenous society where all have to be equal, where we suppress individuality and the differences is abilities, creativity, as it happened though Communism, we create frustration, hate and revolt as we go against humanity nature.
When we artificially, purposefully increase the differences, shifting unfairly increased power, wealth, influence to certain people, interest groups using different manipulations through media, marketing, politics, and entertainment - when a small minority practically enslaves the majority - as we do in modern Western society, that also leads to frustration, hatred and revolt until the society falls apart as we can observe today.
Thus we need to learn how to harness, redirect our inherent desires for excess wealth, excess control, and the pleasure gained by succeeding at the expense of others towards collective, positive and constructive goals, purposes so we could establish the ideal society described above.
And when we finally learn how to build such an ideal, totally integrated Human society — based on the template of Nature — we won’t care about any differences any longer, since we will all feel ourselves part of a single organism, like cells of a single body.