Fairness is a relative term and concept. If something is fair then generally it’s what we humans believe should happen. Fairness is an idea that has been around forever and will remain forever. But sometimes only as a concept rather than a consequence, rather than the outcome.

To me, generally speaking, we all agree on what we believe to be fair. It’s the shades, levels or degrees we argue over. And when we do not agree the word “too” entangles us and complicates things. It’s too hard, too long, too short, too thick and too thin. It’s too fair or too unfair. Fairness is always “too” something to someone.

In my opinion it comes down to personal biases. Our biases taint our view and understanding of fairness. I’m used to chronic pain so I can’t comprehend when it’s too painful. I prefer pre-19th century literature so I don’t get it when someone exclaims that
it’s too wordy or too boring. A simplified explanation? Maybe, but it highlights the basic differences in perception and perspective.

One thing about fairness, the more organic the more fair. This is when karma appears. Karma is the universal answer or outcome and it’s as organic as it gets. It’s the fairest of fair because it has no biases, no personal investment, perspective nor perception. And those who disagree with karma do so because it’s just not fair enough.

Fairness is more of an elusive dream. We hope for it and pray for it, but what we deem to be true fairness only happens in the surreal hemisphere, our imagination. We must be proactive to achieve true fairness, and then only in our own lives. Because, remember that either my fairness is “too” of your fairness or your fairness is “too” of mine.

 

E.T. Aka Annie