Each person should look for truth and its meaning within, not from without. If you continue to search books for answers, or question others as to what to believe or know, you will never learn to find the answers from within. The answers are there. They are always there.
Other people can give you support or say, “This is what I did but it may or may not work for you. Your path is different from mine.”
So, look within. Trust what you find.
If you do not learn this, people will continue to be led by others in directions that are not theirs. They will end up always being controlled.
If people believe in themselves, they will be equal because they know they are. They will know themselves, trust themselves, and believe in their choices.