Rankism is the act of putting others down. In this act, some people call themselves ‘somebodies’ and mistreat those they take for ‘nobodies’. And as it is, this has been the source of most of man’s sufferings.. Racism, sexism, ageism, classism, etc.. That need to put others down. And sadly, we’ve come to use various traits to achieve this: color, age, religion, gender, etc.
We’ve always been demeaning and subjecting other people to indignity. We do not pass any chance to humiliate a fellow human. We do to people what we wouldn’t want them to do to us. Why?
As the Homo-sapien species (mankind), we have a long history of predation. We prey on animals and also on ourselves. Look at this example:
Take a flashback to the 20th century when we were colonized by the British. In schools, we were taught to picture it as a group of ‘superiors’ ruling the ‘inferiors’. But was that what it was? It was nothing but a group of persons putting the other down for exploitation purposes.
It was just another example of people who call themselves ‘somebodies’ putting down those they took for ‘nobodies’.
But now, slavery has been condemned all over the world.. Trade wars have done more harm than good. So, why do we still tolerate rankism?
If we negate rankism, we create a world where everyone experiences equal dignity. No one is taking advantage of the other person.
No prey. No predator.
Think about it!