We’re Born Behind the Blind Wall

John Rawls, the veil of ignorance, and judgment

One of my more profound moments in life — one that changed me to the core and influenced my very perspective on the people I share this world with, came from considering a thought experiment that went something like this:

I’m a member of a divine team of decision-makers. We want to construct a social contract that will inform the social structure for already-existing animals called humans. We’re interested only in providing what’s best for them, and we act as beneficent curators of the human condition. 

But there’s a catch. 

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