February 26, 2012 § 4 Comments
“Do things always need to be fair?” someone in my life recently questioned.
What an interesting question to ponder.
What is the opposite of fairness?
The opposite of fairness is inequality.
A world of winners and losers. Where some are better than others, more deserving, more entitled.
The opposite of fairness is humiliation.
The opposite of fairness is anger.
The opposite of fairness happens at the expense of others, even those you love.
Children know this: “It’s not fair!” they cry.
They know what is fair, they are born knowing.
If you believe in god, you might say he has a master plan, you’re not the loser after all, just wait, you’ll see…
You might say there’s a system of equality that can’t be measured, that invisible things count too, like the quality of your spirit, your ability to love
You might have to believe in god just to get through it
What are we telling one another, what are we telling ourselves, what are we telling ourselves about one another, when we say being unfair is okay?