Oh, what a sorrowful word. Unfair. It’s about as disheartening as unequal. Uneasy isn’t as disquieting but Unfair does make me Uneasy. So maybe we have to understand fair to know unfair. Sports, stock market, politics, education, wages? Can’t seem to come up with a good example of ‘fair’. Fair weather? Nope, it’s fickle. Even if you believe in climate control and think man can master it, it’s still a crap shoot. Unfair. Is it a state of mind or a reality? Why do so many cry Unfair? Did the ref really make those calls to right a wrong or give the underdog a leg up? Did the teacher really lower the bar on tests so the perceived disadvantaged would pass? And if so, who gained in the long run? How about the fact that no matter how fast you run, someone else can run faster. Or how sick you’ve been, someone is more ill. How smart, how slim, how fat, how slow, how cute, how poor, how rich….there’s always someone who is more or less of the whatever. So, it’s a state of mind, right? Life is. On a light note here’s something to consider: “Girls have an unfair advantage over men. If they can’t get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb.” Unfair? Surely, that will make some of you laugh. A few will say it’s a bad rap for girls. Oh well. Unfair or not, Yul Brynner thought it was true. Life is unfair. Death is unfair. It is what it is.
What is your U word?