>We don't have the same definition of meritocracy I think.
I was describing how things are today and have always been since Ancient Greece at the very least, not giving a definition of meritocracy
What does 'merit' give you anyway? My mom worked her ass off all of her adult life and has a lot of 'merit' according to your metrics. What did she got in the end? Minimum wage and a broken back. Fuck 'merit'.
>In some countries for example in France the heritage taxation is so big that you own more to the government than what you legally inherit from your family
Il se trouve que je suis français et que j'ai touché un héritage une fois dans ma vie, mon gars. It's bullshit. Tax redistribution is what allowed me to go to college and get job training in tech so I won't have to work hard like my mom did, thus I won't cry if our government take 40% of your 2 millions euro inheritance. What is making me mad is that my government use all that money to give it to corrupt corporations and set the Middle-East on fire.
>(except for very rich fags)
You are getting it
>There is not "one" thing that only matters, the reason for "success" depends on your own expectations if you deem that having a small house off the grid with a few crops in the forest to be a successful life then it's fine for you.
Sure, but when you want to something DIY like this nowadays, the government will do whatever it can to push you to invest some money in useless shit. You can't build your house as you wish, even if you are bothering absolutely no one, on your own land.
>Merit is not judged by what you have X but by what you have done to have X, a richfag who won at the lottery doesn't have any merit for his fortune, same for the kids who gets a few thousands from his parents.
Yes, but when 'merit' and working hard don't give you anything more than slacking off, it's end up being an useless concept to uphold. Such is the case in our modern societPost too long. Click here to view the full text.