...............I understand that your opinion is that parenting is the only factor, however I can tell that you are a reasonable person and know that inherited wealth is also very important... as a wise person once said "it takes money to make money"
Please, it is not my opinion that "parenting is the only factor", I clearly stated that it was the single-most important factor. That was and remains my opinion.
I do not wish to see the playing field leveled. I only wish to see everyone start from the same starting line, in so far as inherited tangible assets are concerned. This is a very doable proposition. It only takes a majority to agree upon such a proposition to see it realized.
There will only never be equal opportunity in so far as equality of starting points of inheritance is concerned, if everyone agrees that it would be a good thing for society. We must not settle ourselves into feeling hopeless on the matter; if we do, we have already lost the battle.
I agree that it is a battle, but I disagree with your tactics. After all, children will still be raised by their parents. While you believe in a financial remedy, I believe the problem lies elsewhere. The proper socialization and instillation of work and study ethics is the only way the poor will be given a real chance to succeed.
I completely agree with you as far as parenting is concerned - good parenting, while not the only factor, is a huge factor and I will do my utmost to ensure my children's sucess as well. I think all loving parents wish this for their children.
Still, we must not surrender ourselves hopeless on the equal opportunity front. Society can do what it wants if everyone bands together