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Why do we assume that life is supposed to be fair?



If life, in fact, were fair, then no one would ever suffer from an injustice, no good and decent person would ever be mugged, and no one’s reasonable expectations would ever be denied. Clearly, life isn’t always fair. We know this, well, kind of, but when we do experience unfairness or even cruelty, why do we cry, “This shouldn’t happen to me, it’s not fair”? Despite our objective view of the world, we cling to a more primitive expectation—an expectation of fairness.

In this Self-Coaching episode, join me as I explore this intriguing concept of fairness in order to embrace a more realistic approach to life’s inevitable challenges.

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