Life is so unfair!
Ever heard that? I heard it soooo many times. Hey, in fact every single time I heard that, I can even say, “amen to that!”. But so what?
I do not know whether we realize it, but these days people are searching fervently for fairness. Wait, I said that wrongly. People are searching for happiness, and fairness is a part of it. A big one. And by fairness, it means that good deeds will be rewarded with good things or blessings, and bad deeds will be rewarded with bad things or punishments. And it doesn’t seem to be fair if the otherwise happens. Nor it should happen.
Interestingly it does not stop there. It even goes further that every single person should be free and (thus) ‘happy’. Indeed, in our modern culture, avoiding pain and suffering at all cost, and pursuing pleasure and personal freedom at all cost, becomes the norm. Hence, pain and suffering, which is directly translated to bad things usually, become increasingly unacceptable. Even for punishments (for bad deeds), it is barely acceptable because no one wants (or accept) punishments – even if they did wrong. We will usually strive to justify the deeds, and hence minimize, if not nullify the (reasons of) punishments. And for those pains ‘without any reason’? I’ll leave that to your imagination.
But the painful reality is, there are pains and sufferings. And lots of them are unfair, and unavoidable.