Elegy Written in a Churchyard

“Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”
Thomas Gray
Stanza 8
Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;
Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile
The short and simple annals of the Poor.
The first line refers to the desires of poor people which is to succeed in seeking their lofty goals. Their humble fate as common people have not been recognized. The third line refers to those people with wealth, social standing and power while the last line tells us that these are the historical records of the Poor. To sum it up, the rich should not look down the poor. They may be poor, but they strive hard to reach for their goals but the rich people do not notice all their hardwork because of inequalities among people.
Equality often refers to the right of different groups of people to have a similar social position and receive the same treatment. However, we consider here that equality in a society means that everyone has the same quality, same ability and same amount of property. The equality of all persons, male and female, rich and poor, of any race, class, or caste, is proclaimed in the scriptures of all faiths. This is true despite the conventions of many cultures that discriminate between people on the basis of caste, or class, or race, or sex.
"None are so poor that they have nothing to give.....and none are so rich that they have nothing to receive." This is what Pope John Paul II said about the inequalities among the rich and the poor.
He states that even the poorest human beings have something to give, whether it be hope, or amazement, or pleasure in little things, just something that they can be pass on to others. What is money? It is just a medium that can be exchanged for goods and services and is used as a measure of their values on the market. Where exactly is the line that defines the rich and the poor? There is no line.