The Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal and they have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As an American citizen, these words hold real meaning for me because in America, you can do anything you set your mind to. Our country is called the land of opportunity because a person who starts from nothing can make a name for himself. As a Jew, I believe that all men are created in God’s image which means that they are created equal. As a man, I feel that we are given more opportunities than women so in that respect, we are not equal. That is something I think our country and the whole world really needs to work on.
As a human being, I wholeheartedly believe these words. I think everyone is created equal because we all start from the bottom and work our way up to the top. Being created equal and being equal are two very different things. Being created equal, in my opinion, only means that you start off the same and then you change. What I mean by all this is that being equal can have some strings attached to it and is all perspective. Someone may feel that they are equal with one person, but that person may feel that they are better than another.
Equality is a state of mind that, in my opinion, has no one definition. Everyone has different views on equality so I think it is actually very hard to say what is equal and what is not. Most people in the world don’t have the privilege of being equal so why should our country have that right. I have thought about this a lot and I have no answer for that. In conclusion, equality is a perspective. Everyone has a different view on what is equal and my view is just a tiny dot in the millions and billions of others, but I believe that everyone is created by God and has the power to choose their own destiny.