Societal inequality is thus justified on the grounds that anyone who is willing to put in the requisite time and effort can succeed and should be rewarded with a good life, whereas those who struggle to make ends meet are to blame for their situations and should pull themselves up by their own bootstraps.

If we acknowledge that people differ in what they have to contribute, then we have an argument for a society in which all human beings are entitled to a life that includes access to decent housing, healthcare, and education, simply because they are human. Our abilities might not be identical, and our needs surely differ, but our basic human rights are universal.

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10000-hour-rule-is-wrong-and-perpetuates-a-cruel-myth-2017-3

4 thoughts on “Societal inequality is thus justified on the grounds that anyone who is willing to put in the requisite time and…

  1. The 10,000 hour rule is that masters have 10,000 hours behind them, not that 10,000 hours in anything for anyone will make a master. And if you’re one who takes less, then hooray, but you’re an outlier, and you’ll know it.

    That said, the conclusion of the article is pretty great, particularly from Business Insider, which doesn’t have the most humanitarian reputation.

  2. < ![CDATA[The 10,000 hour rule is that masters have 10,000 hours behind them, not that 10,000 hours in anything for anyone will make a master. And if you're one who takes less, then hooray, but you're an outlier, and you'll know it. That said, the conclusion of the article is pretty great, particularly from Business Insider, which doesn't have the most humanitarian reputation.]]>