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Life isn’t unfair

Everyone, at some point in their lives, have felt that life was unfair. Some people had advantages while others didn’t.

I’m fairly certain that at some point in my life, I said this to my dad and he told me the equivalent of “so what?” Whether life is fair or not doesn’t matter, it is what it is and you have to play within those rules to get what you want. He wasn’t harsh about it but he was matter of fact.

It opened my eyes, fortunately at an early age, to the understanding that complaining about the rules wouldn’t help me accomplish them. I could work towards changing the rules or work towards my goals knowing the unfair rules were in place. But the mere act of complaining would accomplish nothing.

Our first post discusses fairness but not in the way I just did – it seeks to help reframe the rules so you understand them better. It’s not that they’re unfair, it’s that you don’t understand what’s going on… and for many of these rules, he’s right. Please read it:

The problem isn’t that life is unfair – it’s your broken idea of fairness [Oliver Emberton] – “Unless you’re winning, most of life will seem hideously unfair to you.”

Finally, to help you ease into the weekend, two posts about finding peace and also joy:

30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life [] – “In today’s world, true peace must come from within us and our own actions. Here are 30 small things you can do on a regular basis to increase your overall sense of harmony, peace, and well-being:”

10 Ways To Find Joy In Life [The Retirement Manifesto] – “Focus on others over self. Look for a need in your community and find a way to meet it.”

Have a calm and joyful weekend!