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user-inactivated  ·  1505 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The problem isn’t that life is unfair – it’s your broken idea of fairness

We have the capacity to think and feel, to be mesmerized by the world around us, to love the people in our lives. We have the ability to elevate each other, help each other become stronger, smarter, and more beautiful bit by bit, day by day. Conversely we also have the ability to oppress each other, to cause great pain and sorrow. The choice is ours to make, both as individuals as well as collective societies.

The universe is cold, hard, and uncaring. We are not. Each of us burn inside as if our very hearts are made of fire. Whether we allow ourselves to burn with love and compassion, or anger and hate, we will burn either way until we pass on, the flames of our hearts forever snuffed out.

We all know better. We can all be better. Whether or not justice is a natural state of being doesn't matter. What does matter is that we choose to be just, and true justice, true fairness, stems from love and compassion. Embrace it. It's not always easy and we won't always get it right, but being mindful and trying our best can do more good than we can ever realize.





OftenBen  ·  1505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    We all know better.

I'm not certain that's true. In fact I'm more certain of the opposite.

caelum19  ·  1505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well put. We can't make things perfect, but we can make them better, so why not?

katakowsj  ·  1505 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Seems like a competition worth being part of. I can make the world better than you can!

caelum19  ·  1504 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I clicked one of those clicks-for-rice charity ads this morning!

Top that!