Brazil Nut Theory In Society
Start writing a post

Brazil Nut Theory proves that while we as humans are all different, different shapes, sizes, races, genders, ages, the largest, the biggest, the best will always be at the top. In application to the reality of society, the Brazil Nut Theory proves the idea that there is no concept of true equality amongst people. There will always be a hierarchy no matter how hard humans try to fight it. There will always be someone on top; someone will always be considered superior and another inferior. And the reason for this will always be in accordance to the differences between each individual human. As much as we have advanced as a human race, whether it's advocating for Black Lives, immigration rights or women's rights, the rich, white male will always prosper because that is how our society has been structured since the beginning of time. They are the brazil nuts in the assorted nuts packet.

The theory states that no matter how much one shakes the bag, the largest will always be on top; that theory is applied to today's way of life as well. As an generation-Z woman, my mother always lives in fear that one day my outspoken words and confidence will catch up to me. Coming from a conservative background, she constantly reminds me of my gender and where my limits should be, especially when I am around men. Not for the sake of respecting men, but for the sake of my safety; I understand that mindset. Walking alone at night is not even an option. Even when I am alone outside during the day, I hold my keys in "Wolverine" self-defense just in case; unfortunately, that is still the society we live in. Those considered the smallest and weakest, especially women, are at the bottom of the packet because the ones at the top keep it that way.

As a colored person, I am considered extremely different than a Caucasian and held to different standards, especially in the community I live in. Going to Northview, as an Indian, I am expected to excel in STEM-based subjects when in reality, every year math has always been my lowest grade. Because I am held to different standards solely based on the color of my skin, it is more difficult for me to meet those standards, and even if I do, it is still only considered meeting the basics. It is not good enough, and thus I am, once again, considered lesser and weaker than the rest. I am at the bottom of the packet.

Even though I am at the bottom of the assorted packet, I believe that it always be this way. A society where every nut is equal is a form of socialism, and based on what history has shown us, such society has yet to work out. We are better off in a democracy where people are not truly equal than in a falsified socialist society where one is killed for uttering their thoughts.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Olivia White

"The American flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies from the last breath of each solider who died protecting it."

Keep Reading... Show less

Separation Anxiety in Pets

Separation anxiety in pets is a real thing and recognizing the warning signs is important.


Since March, Covid-19 required most of the world to quarantine in their homes. Majority of people ended up working from home for nearly five months. This meant pet owners were constantly with their pets giving them attention, playing with them, letting them out etc. Therefore, when the world slowly started to open up again and pet owners began returning to normal life work schedules away from the home, pet owners noticed a difference in the way their pet acted. Many pets develop separation anxiety especially during this crazy time when majority people were stuck inside barely leaving the house.

Keep Reading... Show less

The invention of photography

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.


The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers


Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments