Is it our ego or believe that makes us hate and denigrate those we think do not measure up to our self manufactured standards in society?
Sometimes I think our comparative advantage over others is just a mere privilege as in something that we dont have the power to choose. Think about our sex, race, colour, ‘religion’, and by extension, where and when we are born. These, we mostly inherit at conception and at birth.
Our awareness of how we differ from others and how we end up loving/accepting or hating who we are – our sex, religion and ethnic affiliation to mention but a few may sterm from social definitions and constructions of who and what is ‘right’ to the extent that if you don’t believe/reason or share something in common in line with the majority, you become a deviant and social rejection is what is serve on your table.
If you are fortunate to belong to that class of people whose sex is perceived as the ‘most important’ , whose religious practices is revered for being ‘the holiest of all Holiness’ , whose complexion is what will make others spend millions just to alter their melanine, and finally to cut it short, those whose socio-Economic status in society could get others intimidated to think that they are not worthy of existence – because they lack the purchasing power to pay for the life they WISH to live.
If you belong to this class, you are more likely to think that those unlike you are lazy, unfortunate, inferior and acursed or under the influence of a spell.
Let me pause here and stop the plenty xgdjejxbdhdndkkkldvxmcyevdpklshxbrjxnbn and end by saying that we may not have the free will to choose all the goodies in life and for this reason, some people will become more powerful, wealthier and more fortunate in this life than others.
Some of the things we have that give us the competitive urge over others such as our intellect, Sex, religious affiliation et al could be attributed to the doings of nature – which we don’t have absolute control over.
Everybody is important, however, not all of us may be as fortunate as YOU to possess those natural abilities and the socially constructed ‘normal’ way of life. It’s socially gratifying to be a member of the majority class but if you ever become a victim for belonging to a minority group in one way or another, trust you me, you will appreciate life from a different perspective and this could trigger changes in what you’ve been programmed to believe in and how you’ve been socialised to treat other people.