on the origins of inequality among men


[..]as there is hardly any inequality in the state of nature, all the inequality which now prevails owes its strength and growth to the development of our faculties and the advance of the human mind, and becomes at last permanent and legitimate by the establishment of property and laws.

A discourse on the origins of inequality in human societies by Jean Jacques Rousseau

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

12 thoughts on “on the origins of inequality among men

  1. aguywithoutboxers says:

    I agree, my Nairobi brother. We create our own barriers based on a wide range of perceived differences that truly don’t matter. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. 🙂

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  2. Another fine and true quote from the great French philosopher, Rousseau.

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  3. emmylgant says:

    I will dissent on this one. I think there is more than property and laws that create inequality.
    And can we truly agree with “as there is hardly any inequality in the state of nature”?
    It seems to me that the constant search for stasis in nature points to continuously appearing inequalities in chances for survival…. But that’s not my field 🙂

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  4. Arkenaten says:

    What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours, and if you try to take mine you’ll gets yours!

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