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caeli  ·  2764 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Today's writing prompt: Prompt me

    10. Life is fair.

Vonnegut did this so incredibly well with Harrison Bergeron.

user-inactivated  ·  2763 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Totally agree. However, when I was thinking of the premise it was more along the lines of fairness and karma.

What if everything really did come around, and bad people got what they deserved. I think people would be a lot less impressed with it than they would like to imagine. But I also believe most people do a lot of harm.

There are people in the world who hit their wife and then go to their good paying job and have respect and admiration from their peers.

There are people who volunteer at the soup kitchen to feed the needy who get shot in the street.

Life isn't fair by any stretch. Criminals get away with it, heroes are nothing. But what if it was and there was some cosmic tracker. What would ethics mean then?