It is very easy to talk about equality when it is others that are suffering inequality!
Some things never change and that is because we do not really want it to change. We talk all the time of social justice, equal rights, etc; but in most cases it ends there, and actions that really generated changes are very few. Parliaments of different countries, political institutions, governments, committees, delegates, etc., come always together but, for what purpose? In order to find solutions, it might seem; but at the end they do not really care, because generally we do not change things until a problem “affect us” in a personal way.
It is very easy to talk about equality when the inequality is suffered by others. It is very easy to talk about social exclusion, discrimination, wars, etc., etc., when we ourselves or at least, a loved one, are not affected, because things are very easy for us, when no one is persecuting you or wants to kill you (in an extreme case). At the end of the day, many of us finish our work and return to the tranquility of the home, while others are truly living day to day with their difficulties. I say this because of people that are earning 350.000$ year. I say this for the monarchies that exist in European countries like UK, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Monaco (and of course, can not forget the theocratic elective monarchy Vatican City), or even in Arab countries like Morocco, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Malaysia. I even say this for the 85 richest in the world where nearly half the world’s wealth is in the hands of one percent of the population (http://www.teinteresa.es/mundo/mundo-dinero-mitad-pobre-planeta_0_1069693148.html), etc., etc., etc.
“The Earth is in need of people who work more and criticise less,
People to build more and destroy least,
People that promise less and solve more,
People that expect to receive less and give more,
People that say better now than tomorrow.”
This text was published in my blog https://saluanassabay.wordpress.com