So tend tell me what you meant by it, because as it is right now it seems to say that people that don’t believe in meritocracy do so because of lazyness.
I think calling Meritocracy a lie is a bit exaggerated, I give you that. But Meritocracy is definitely flawed. I don’t think that realizing this means that you decide to say “fuck it” and stop trying all together, it means you realize you are where you are partly because of luck. And that that luck allows you to do things other people can’t, like: you can take an unpaid internship and don’t worry about rent, you can take risks as a entrepeneur and know you will have food on your table, etc.
Its like that book, the Great Gatsby, the first lines are:
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
That’s my main point, meritocracy makes people believe that if they work hard and burn themselves they will achieve something but it’s an empty promise and usually people with money use the fact that some people are poor and blame them, using laziness or something else (race, etc), to blame their poverty on them when the real causes tend to be bigger and not in their control.