Today is a great day. I found millions of dollars in my bank account, everyone I cared for was perfectly healthy and happy, and I had no worries in the world. HA. Then I actually woke up. Life isn’t always roses and happiness. I have heard many people say, “Life isn’t fair.” I never understood why anyone would say this, until I found myself muttering it. “Life isn’t fair.” The more I thought about it, I realized that LIFE isn’t “fair.” But what does fair mean? Does fair mean equal to another’s struggles and strengths? It’s easy to look into our lives and see all the faults, failings, struggles and shortcomings, but when we look out to the world, we don’t always recognize it. We can flip through the channels on the tv and see starving children in impoverished countries, or read about the sick stories of Holocaust in history books. But do we allow this to change our view of “fairness?” Fairness, and life, are not all measured with the same tool. We have some people who are born into money, others who work hard to simply make it to the next meal. We have those are born with great genetics and will always have toned muscles and great complexion, yet we have those born without limbs. Life isn’t fair. But, the interesting thing is, life isn’t fair for ANYONE. Everyone, white, black, pink, or purple, was born into this world with the same potential as the next person: to be the best that THEY can possibly be with what they’ve been given.
I know for a fact that I will never be an Albert Einstein, outside of the fact that I hate math, I have no desire to do what he did. What we need to do is stop comparing our lives, or shortcomings, and start appreciating the blessings we have that make us unique. While life is not fair, that doesn’t mean we can’t make it great. We all have the potential every day to be the best possible version of ourselves if we just try. Try to be your best and let the world deal with the rest. The next time you find yourself thinking “well, this just isn’t fair,” think about HOW can I attack this moment to be the best version of ME in this situation?