Some of us have the belief that "Life should be fair". Is this helpful or not helpful?
Well, if you have the belief that "Life should be fair", then the good side is that you will try very hard to be fair and also "make" the world fair.
However, the downside of this is that it may not be realistic and may create disappointment and stress in your life. In reality, "Life is not fair". If you have a world of people with different status and power, then how can it be "fair".
A more helpful way of thinking might be, "It would be nice if life is fair". If one can adopt this, then you will still thrive for fairness but if you cannot achieve it, then at least you can still accept it.
Dr Vin Tran
MBBS FRACGP University of Qld