What might it have been like to live in the same world with Harrison Bergeron in Kurt Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron"?

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The answer above is a very good one, because it exposes the greatest problems and ironies of living in the same world as Harrison Bergeron. This is supposed to be a future world in which everyone is equal (and therefore everything in life is fair, right?), but the reality is that the way people are treated is not fair to anyone. Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron" points out the futility of trying to define "equal" as "the same."

ANother problem with living in this future world is that there can be no excellence or achievement. 

Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was...

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