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.


  1. Ah, the unavailable soulmate; always a tragedy. I’ve been trying to think of that one thing I’m better at than most people for some time. You are right–when we realize what it is, we need to take advantage of it.

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