The world today needs fairness more than equality. Although the words equality and fairness are often used interchangeably, they have slightly varied meanings. While equality is treating everyone the same, fairness is giving everyone what they would need to be successful.
Since the concept of equality and fairness might seem difficult to delineate, Viral Inspiral decided to explain in 5 simple points how they differ.
Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses.
Making a chess grandmaster compete with an alpinist in a mountain climbing competition might seem to be an equal opportunity contest since the mountain, and the hardships it presents, remains the same for both the contestants. But in reality, the contest is not fair. While the alpinist will have an advantage in competitions testing physical endurance, the grandmaster will have an upper hand when the grey matter is put to the test.
It’s toxic to compare one’s weaknesses to your own strengths, or to compare your own weaknesses with their strengths.