Just Imagine that it is 24 hours before you are born. A genie comes and says to you in the womb, “You look like an extraordinarily responsible, intelligent, potential human being. Going to emerge in 24 hours and it is an enormous responsibility I am going to assign to you – determination of the political, economic and social system into which you are going to emerge. You set the rules, any political system, democracy, parliamentary, anything you wish, can set the economic structure, communistic, capitalistic, set anything in motion and I guarantee you that when you emerge this world will exist for you, your children and grandchildren.
What’s the catch? One catch – just before you emerge you have to go through a huge bucket with 7 billion slips, one for each human. Dip your hand in and that is what you get – you could be born intelligent or not intelligent, born healthy or disabled, born black or white, born in the US or in Bangladesh, etc. You have no idea which slip you will get. Not knowing which slip you are going to get, how would you design the world? Do you want men to push around females? It’s a 50/50 chance you get female. If you think about the political world, you want a system that gets what people want. You want more and more output because you’ll have more wealth to share around.
The womb from which you emerge determines your fate to an enormous degree for most of the seven billion people in the world,” Warren Buffett said “Just in my own case: I was born in 1930, I had two sisters that have every bit the intelligence that I had, have every bit the drive, but they didn’t have the same opportunities.”In short, “if I had been a female, my life would have been entirely different.”
You don’t know whether you’re going to be born black or white. You don’t know whether you’re going to be born male or female” . “You don’t know whether you’re going to be born infirm or able-bodied. You don’t know whether you’re going to be born in the United States or Afghanistan.”
The ovarian lottery is “the most important event in which you’ll ever participate, “It’s going to determine way more than what school you go to, how hard you work, all kinds of things.”
Research backs his claim that the circumstances you’re born into strongly affect your success.Those who have won the ovarian lottery by being born in a advanced soceity to loving parents have a special obligation.
Right way to look at it is the standpoint of how you would view the world if you didn’t know who you would be. If you’re not willing to gamble with your slip out of 100 random slips, you are lucky! The top 1% of 7 billion people. Everyone is wired differently. You can’t say you do everything yourself. We all have teachers, and people before us who led us to where we are. We can’t let people fall too far behind. You all definitely got good slips.
Most of the world’s seven billion people found their destinies largely determined at the moment of birth. Where they are born and who gives them birth, along with their gender and native intellect, largely determine the life they will experience