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Fairness

"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian (Dennis Wholey)." Just on account of a person being understanding toward others, does not essentially mean that others have to be understanding toward them. It is the manner of life. Ever since the beginning of time man has had to deal with differences. Differences that man probably could not interpret, such as, other ways of life, or the world as someone else perceived it. Is it fair that another person should be excluded due to the way he lives, or his beliefs? Or is it justified that the person is too difficult to cooperate with? Fairness is nothing but a word that defines a perfect world, a world that is not possibly true. Fairness is difficult deed to achieve. In order to be fair, each person must have an equal piece of the pie, but in almost every case, this does not happen according to plan. Someone could say that their piece isn’t big enough to fulfill them, where as another could say that their piece is too big, thus throwing off the equally proportional perspective. The world itself can be envisioned as a pie. If an individual does not think he has a big enough piece, he will conquer others until the piece is big enough, also making another man want more. Therefore, there will always be one person that will not think what they have is fair. Equal proportions are the favorable method to execute activities, but this is also what adopted communism. Communism was brought upon to make everyone equal but that is not necessarily what happened. It is proven that everyone had the same amount of everything, but did that make everything fair? What if a person worked twice as hard to get what he wants, but only got as much as his inactive neighbor? To many this would not be fair, but to his neighbor it would. It is perceived to be unjust and unmoral to want anoth...

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