That’s not fair
Such thinking is the result of the inability to take one’s sunglasses off and perceive reality for how bright it can actually be. It has given birth to millions of crybabies and victims.
I am 31 years old and I can already tell you, without a shadow of a doubt, if you’re the kind of person who’d rather complain about the unfairness of life rather than figure out how to function and succeed in it- maybe even improve a particular climate- then you will hate life and you will have few friends.
Nobody likes a whiner.
With that in mind, I have an unchallengeable, proven newsflash for everyone who can read:
Life is not fair
Life has never been fair, nor will it ever be, in the sense that we know it now. No one can ever make it fair, no matter how many times they tell you as they read their teleprompter.
What would cause one to think human society can simultaneously attain a completely “fair” and free societal structure? Are we all the same height? Do we all possess equal abilities of perfect pitch and an uncanny mind for mathematics? Does every region on earth incur the same proportions of disasters and sunshine? Are all mountains equally high and no valley lower than another, and are they uniformly spread out across the globe to make sure no country has too many, or too few? Are all soils similarly fertile and all regional weather likewise conducive to growing grapes so no one has an advantage for simply living in a particular region? Are all trees the same height and spread out evenly around the globe?
The above-mentioned realities alone should be a clear indicator that life CANNOT be fair. It is simply impossible. The foundation of society lies on uneven ground and only a fool would advise you approach every challenge the same way.
I know the trendy retort is that equal opportunity, not necessarily equal results, is what fairness is about. While I think such a notion is ideal and desirable, I think that outside of Heaven, such a concept is limited. Once the physical results of said idea hits the ceiling, clever goons in suits take advantage of the ignorant by convincing them that more can be done and it’s only a matter of overpowering the greedy and uncompassionate to get past the ceiling.
I was born in a country my parents were eager to make sure I didn’t grow up in. After eight years of bureaucratic nose-picking, my parents and their four children finally landed at JFK airport. They work blue collar jobs and the best they could do was provide me with housing and food while I attained a state scholarship to community college. Meanwhile, I had to work part-time to pay for anything outside of mom and dad’s room and board.
Some of my friends, on the other hand, had doctors and entrepreneurs for parents. They didn’t have to bag groceries or flip burgers after class. Their first job was an internship for a hospital or law firm, many years after my first job. While I was packing boxes in a warehouse in the summer, my friends were being dragged across the lake by their parents’ boat... in the mountains, which was the location of their other expensive house.
Are my friends smarter than me? Not necessarily. Most of them know nothing outside of their profession. Are they more “deserving” of leisure activities than me? Only if one must be super-spoiled to qualify for super-fun.
There is nothing equal about the various open doors and barriers my friends and I had growing up. Had my parents the money to send me to law school and take care of my every need and whim so I can fully focus on becoming a bona fide Romanian version of Johnny Cochran, I have no doubt I could’ve ended up a lawyer. But such isn’t the deck of cards I was dealt and I'm not going to waste my time crying about it.
Clever strategists have somehow manipulated feeble minds into bypassing common sense and causing them to stop dead in their tracks until someone fixes this problem of inequality. Some feeble minds are so outraged that they suggest excessive legislative actions and measures to punish people who had successful parents, or friends in high places.
The irony is that if the whiners and crybabies would have been born to successful parents, or in a more fertile environment, this fairness doctrine they prescribe to would never have entered their minds. But since they’re on the side without boats and mountain homes, they want action. They want to release the State out of its box so it can extend its slimy tentacles and take from others in order to give to them. Never mind that once an entity has such power, what’s to stop them from taking what they gave to you to give to another pawn.
There is much irony in that those who aren’t rich want everyone else to believe they are better fit to compassionately and fairly handle vast resources… if they only had them. They’re saying wealth and power will make them compassionate and fair because it has made the previous owners cold-hearted. That worked out really well during the French Revolution.
Try hard not to misconstrue my views for right-wing partisan propaganda. They are a result of experience and a heritage who were enslaved precisely because of the equality concept. I am also, in no way, opposed to petitioning and protesting… intelligently. I’m actually a fan and practitioner of both. In no way, shape, or form, do I believe things are as good as they can be. I am not so naïve as to think the advantages some have had have not given birth to and perpetuated cycles of corruption while disadvantaging others. By all means, let’s work together to fix things as much as possible, but without sacrificing freedom. I’ll rather live meagerly and free than eat fat and live in a high-ceiling palace as a slave of the state.
My main qualm is against a particular thinking pattern; it’s against the idea that taking from someone whose crime is being successful and giving to one who didn’t have similar opportunities and perks, is honorable and beneficial. My difficulty is against the ideology that someone is a victim simply because he did not have the same advantages as someone else. Are all runners who aren’t as fast as Usain Bolt victims? Are all the singers who don’t have the pipes of Christina Aguilera victims?
If someone tells you that you should have the same amount of stuff as your much richer colleague does, then tell him to start making such an assertion true by giving you some of his stuff until you both have the same amount of crap; “Put your money where your mouth is.” If all the clever instigators want us poor, disadvantaged people to believe they actually care about equality, that we should all live in the same places and eat the same foods, then tell them to vacate all but one room of their mansions, so we can all share their luxury and the cooking of their butlers.
My Eastern European heritage has enabled me to see first-hand the results and hear eyewitness accounts of how people like Stalin, Khrushchev, and Ceausescu, were able to starve and murder tens of millions of people in a very short amount of time. It’s because people like Karl Marx planted the idea of equality and fairness long before Lenin’s violent revolution, or Mao’s 45-million genocidal Cultural Revolution. As a result of Marx and Engel’s toxic ideas, two main things happened. The smart advocates of communism enslaved the others because the emotionally ignorant slaves asked for it. By the time the masses realized the only equality was the amount of poverty among the proletariat and the equal amount of luxury the masters were living in, it was too late.
Marxism is the greatest and cruelest joke ever played on humanity. It goes against the laws of nature and against the structure of the Kingdom of Heaven. It is an insult to human intelligence and creativity.
Many people consider my thoughts and those similar to what I just expressed as paranoia.
Sun Tzu says the best way to ensure victory is to win before the battle has begun; to acknowledge the threat before it comes to be.
Personally, I think, this one is easy to spot.
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