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May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thursday, September 25, 2008

You don't have the power to make life "fair," but you do have the power to make life joyful. - jlh

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You don't have the power to make life "fair," but you do have the power to make life joyful. - jlh
"I did the dishes, you need to take out the garbage." "you borrowed money from me, you need to pay it back." "my broker told me the market would go up, and just look." "It's not fair." "Fair" is not a useful concept. Life is not "fair." You can't make life "fair." You can get angry. You can complain about life not being "fair." You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently. You can inflict great suffering upon yourself in the name of life being "unfair." Get over it. Life isn't "fair." You can choose anger, resentment, revenge and suffering, or you can choose joy. Choose Joy.

1 comment:

  1. I am trying to take these words to heart. I've read Frankl etc about people being able to have happiness even in Nazi concentration camps. The hard thing for me is the situation where someone hurts your child. I understand "Life is not fair," but to see it inflicted on your child by someone who abuses your child and won't stop..... is a living hell.

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