Why Life is Unfair (And What to Do About It)

Imagine meeting what romantics like to call “a soulmate.” Someone who you never even dared ask the Universe for. Someone you never even had the courage to dream up into existence. You stare them in the eyes, and reflecting back at you is the best version of yourself possible. Who you’ve always wanted to be, but never had the inner fortitude to become.

Imagine meeting someone you never even knew needed, but now it’s almost impossible to live without them.

And now imagine that they’re already someone else’s soulmate. They have already given their heart to someone else.

Would you feel this to be a fair situation? Wouldn’t that make you bitter? If only you met them earlier in life.

Life’s not fair. It never is. No matter how much we try to make it so that we’re all equal, that we all enjoy the same rights and freedoms, it’s just…

Imagine working hard on a novel. Years and years. Imagine self-publishing it. Imagine selling virtually no copies whatsoever. Imagine the heartbreak you experience at the indifference of the universe.

Imagine being outsmarted. Imagine being ridiculed by those who are better at your passion than you are.

No. Life’s all about figuring out what you’re good at, and using that as an unfair advantage.

If you have been writing for all your life, by all means, use your words to inspire, to earn a living, to change the world, to let others know how special they are.

We are all born with limitless potential, yet we often try so hard to make it all fair that we forget to take advantage of the opportunities presented to us.

We wallow in self-pity, remorse, and we let petty frustrations get to us.

Figure out what you’re naturally better at than almost anyone else and take advantage of it. Abuse it. Become obsessed with it. And everything else will fall into place.


7 thoughts on “Why Life is Unfair (And What to Do About It)

  1. Reblogged this on ABC Africa News and commented:
    The problem isn’t that life is unfair – it’s your broken idea of fairness. Inspiring!

    “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

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  2. I have written and published 9 books. And yes, I would look at my sales charts and wonder what I did wrong; why were the numbers so low. But, as you pointed out in your article, that was the wrong attitude. Instead, I now hold the opinion that those who need my humor or insights will find my words and read them. Those that don’t…well, that’s okay. They’ll find someone else’s words and read those. It’s not about competing; it’s about sharing.

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  3. Once again Brother Cristian, a brief masterpiece flows from your pen! Thank you.
    “No. Life’s all about figuring out what you’re good at, and using that as an unfair advantage”.

    I used to think that all to often I faced ‘unfair’ situations in my life. Then one day, I discovered that my thoughts were only wrong perceptions – misunderstandings about situations that could have, in retrospect, worked to my advantage.
    This is why I would agree with the statement above, except I might be inclined to use another word than ‘unfair’. I might have gone for a title like, “Why life offers so many different possibilities and how to make your choices” (Although, your title is better suited to attracting readership – kudos for that).
    Sitting down one day, in a somewhat depressive mood, I began to analyze why I found myself in this state.
    The first thing that came to my mind was – ‘You are not being the person you want to be’.
    Then I asked “Why”? and I heard someone say, “You here because of the choices you have made”.
    Not unfair, just unhelpful choices.
    Please keep up the great articles Cristian

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