As I said, I’ve thought about this a little bit so I believe I can make a pretty convincing argument for the usefulness of inequality based on what we all learned from the game Monopoly. You see, the point of the game is to either own all the property or have all the money. Essentially you want your, opponents to be so broke that they can’t trade with you anymore and that, my friend, is a microcosm of what we call the Pareto distribution.
He was concerned about pulling his weight at the office and he wasn’t sure if he should continue trying to improve on his weaknesses like he had been doing or if he should try to focus more on his strengths.
Imagine that would be the equivalent of having everyone in America AND Canada AND Mexico essentially trying to live in New York or San Francisco and everyone in the middle was dirt poor.