All must have heard (more than once) the phrase: Life is not fair.
Well, I have figured out why this is true (the phrase, dummy, not hearing it). Even if many wiser folks have reached the same conclusion already, I have not heard it. So, I am proud of myself for discovering my own solution.
Some philosophers (Nietzsche, for one) are wont to claim that there is no such thing as right or wrong. Anything and everything is what any given mind makes of it at any given moment. The concept of right and wrong was surely developed in the distant human past, probably to control groups of people.
Following that line of thinking, fairness must also be a human conceit. (Although I recently read an article about animals treating other species fairly at water holes in Africa, something thirsty humans would not do!) It can be used in a group to control others and to explain some unwanted outcome, which can be explained in no understandable manner. Life is fair only for those able to make the rules…or change them for their own benefit.
Life is not fair: life is life. Take the bad with the good, because there is no reason for either. If you do not like something about your life, then you should attempt to change it. Nothing is perfect, so be satisfied with what you have.
Okay, that’s enough philosophical garbage (another human invention) for one day…
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.