My Daily Thoughts


Life and Fairness

These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
Abraham Lincoln

One of my life values is fairness.

I realize that life is not fair, luck and happenstance make it that way.

Fairness, on the other hand, is a stand, a way of we as human beings should confront the fact that the world is not fair.

I want to live in a world that is fair.  I want to live in a world where everyone has the opportunity to live a happy and meaningful life.

The only way that I can get the world closer to this is by valuing fairness.

If luck and happenstance give bad luck to someone, I feel it is my responsibility to help.  If someone is disabled, they deserve to park closer to the entrance to make things fairer.  If a parent is in a grocery line with kids that are being hard to control, I should let them go first.

A role model for me in terms of fairness is Keanu Reeves.  One of the stories is: Keanu Reeves once gave up his seat on the crowded NYC subway for a fellow rider (  This is a great example of someone who values fairness and whose actions reflect it.

If I want to live in a world that is fairer, and I want my kids to live in a world that is fairer, the only thing I can do is to help counter the unfairness is to model this value.

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