Quote by Mary Douglas
Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve, it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions. And it does not provide buffers between members, so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other.
This quote emphasizes the challenges of achieving genuine equality. It suggests that true equality requires constant evaluation and adjustment of the distribution of resources, opportunities, and privileges. Unlike systems that create buffers between individuals, true equality entails frequent clashes and frustrations among members. This implies that achieving real equality is not a static state but an ongoing process that demands vigilance, adaptability, and a willingness to address conflicts and tensions that may arise.
All human beings have failings, all human beings have needs and temptations and stresses. Men and women who live together through long years get to know one another's failings; but they also come to know what is worthy of respect and admiration in those they live with and in themselves. If at the end one can say, This man used to the limit the powers that God granted him; he was worthy of love and respect and of the sacrifices of many people, made in order that he might achieve what he deemed to be his task, then that life has been lived well and there are no regrets.