Equality 7-2521 lived for 10 years in the home of students where he started to get education with the other kids of his same age also.
"When we were five years old, we were sent to the Home of Students, where there are ten wards for our ten years of learning."
Once Equality left the home of students he was given the job of a street sweeper which he didn't want to be he wanted to be a scholar
" We knew we had been guilty, but now we had a way to atone for it we would accept our Life Mandate."
Equality had shown the scholars his invention but they hated it and they wanted to punish Equality so he ran away and took his light with him he never let go of it no matter what.
"Then we knew suddenly that we were lying on a soft earth and that we had stopped trees taller than we had ever seen before stood over us in a great silence. Then we knew. We were in the Uncharted Forest."