Life Is Not Fair

The most unfair thing we teach children is that life is fair. We go to great lengths to keep the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortunate” away from the door. NOT FAIR! is the litany of those who assume themselves entitled to a life of ease. The house below was built apparently on a sand dune. As time passed wind and water did what elements do to hills of sand even when our houses are on top. Now the home-place is at extreme risk (the piece is called “Don’t Slam the door”). Wind, Water and even fickle Sand have no intention. They just do what they do. Fairness has nothing to do with it.

There used to be a time when people were grateful when things went well. Now people pay no attention when things are good assuming such as their right. At the first hint of difficulty a call to headquarters is made complaining of the unfairness of it all. We are spoiled and have been weakened by our privilege. Life is not fair — the quicker we embrace this reality the sooner we can grow up and amount to something.

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