As all people were equal, so was this man to all men and all females. They were allocated a strip of land in their small country, as were all. As they worked it they could watch over each other, equals to their side and at their side, working away at their strip of land. The strips of land were allocated in order of age, as having no other way of doing so without outraging people that they were being allocated unfairly. Like so the youth were allocated first, the lands were all exactly measured to be the same as each others and to be roughly of the same quality, all land that was not equal, was made equal by the state. Because of this fashion of allocating land, the further along one went, the older the owners became.
When the last old man was allocated land, at the grand old age of one hundred and seven, it was a puzzle what to do with his land when he died a mere three days after being allocated it. It was decided that the land should be absorbed by the next oldest (Which would be the now oldest, as the oldest was now dead). No one argued with such a decision and everything was settled. There was no bitterness or discontentment about any of this.
After many years, the youths becoming middle aged and far more knowledgeable than the new youth, they worked twice as hard and reaped twice as much. The youth felt persuaded to work harder from seeing the rewards that the elders reaped and set themselves to a strong work ethic. The middle aged become a little bitter that although they worked so much harder, they were still seen as equals, when to them, they were evidently not. But that kind of thought was shushed and hushed by their partners in the privacy of their own home, “Inequality! Don’t speak to me of that!”. Obviously having to keep your own thoughts and opinions to yourself can make anyone bottle up and become quite the unpleasant person.
There was talk of youths being taken advantage of, having a few metres of land commandeer by the middle aged without telling them, but sneakily just using it without asking or permission. A few fights and ‘revolts’ broke out. The state stepped in to maintain equality. The people involved had their land bricked over. The surrounding people helped pavement it over seeing it as a restoration of calm in the area. But it wasn’t long before people were talking, ‘Why did they brick it over? Rather than share it between us all? Or just give it to the best of us?” to which outrage was voiced “The best of us? All of us are the best of us!”.
All the time more and more old aged farmers had their land taken by the next oldest as they died of natural causes, one by one. Very quickly their was a long line of ninety year olds with a huge amount of land, far more than they could ever of farmed or used or even laid eyes on. Again revolt was voiced, the middle aged and youth took advantage of the old, taking their land and sharing it equally between the middle and younger class. With this there was only ever talk of the middle or younger, as if it was some kind of class system. You were one or the other, and could be no other. The old died from starvation and being repeatedly thrown out of what they claimed was their land, but was no more. As the middle aged became old, they too had all of their land taken and only those who could still fight back were ganged up on in order to remove them.
As the old started to over populate the small country and were everywhere like homeless people (Which they were.) the youth and middle began to remove them in less peaceful ways. Taking full advantage of their own strengths and the olds lack of. As the middle became the old and was removed, the youth become the middle and dominated the youth. Again revolt was voiced and thus began the class war. Most youths subjected themselves to the middle and worked for them, owning no land but being protected and being feed, clothed and homed. The rest were eliminated by the knowledgeable and body powerful middle. The middle were fighting for power and gain, the youth were fighting for survival.
As each child was born and raised and naturally became a youth, they were subjected to their masters (Parents) as if they were slaves until they became a middle. Earning the right to govern themselves and take a small plot of land to build on and farm. There was no longer any class system, although the middle were now referred to as upper and youths as the slaves.