Many folks bemoan the fact that life is not fair. They complain about others who don't treat them fairly. "IT'S NOT FAIR!" They cry with a voice squealing with self pity.
Fairness is a self imposed prison of expectation.
It's not fair for the butterfly to struggle out of it's cocoon.
It's not fair for the diamond to experience such lonely hardness.
It's not fair for an oyster to be irritated and form a pearl.
It's not fair for a grape vine to be pruned and become more productive.
It's not fair for the sun to spend it's day falling into a sunset.
It's not fair for the trees to loose their leaves in a flaming Fall foliage.
Fairness can be described as our expectation of being treated in a way that doesn't favor others more than ourselves. Give fairness a funeral and die to yourself. You were born to climb on the mountain of conflict and become a servant leader. You were born to give to others without regard to receiving anything for your efforts. The Law of Reciprocity will give you a return on your investment of servanthood. By focusing on fairness you will miss the vision of opportunity. Sowing and reaping: if you sow by serving you will reap generosity.
Thanks for your time. Go serve somebody.
37-38 “Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults—unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don’t condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. Be easy on people; you’ll find life a lot easier. Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.”