Sunday, February 01, 2015
fair is fair . . .
Every 5 year old, regardless of race, religion or country of origin, knows that one of the basic principles of life has to do with being "fair." You can hear the cries on the playground, "Not fair. Do over." They are willing to share the only cookie with 1 or 2 or even 3 others, but they each insist that the pieces be equal. They cry out of frustration when they believe that something isn't fair.
And yet, as we grow older, most people seem to want the lion's share of whatever the hell it is. If one receives less, they shout, "It isn't fair." But for many, dare I say most, they want more than you have and will shove you out of the way to get it.
I have spent my adult life looking at this issue. I don't think there is a person more fair than me on planet Earth. I tend to look at the entire situation before deciding what's fair and what isn't. Got to say this has not gotten me very far, nor has it earned my ANY respect. In fact, I would said just the opposite. I would venture to say that others think I am weak because I don't have an agenda nor do I try to take advantage or get an edge up on others. The word "stupid" has even been used. A friend of mine asked me a few years ago, "Who told you that life was supposed to be fair?"
Well, my conclusion is this. Yeah, maybe life isn't fair but people should be. . .