I understand what people mean when they say “the world is unfair”. We all get it. It’s when you worked so hard on a school project just to forget to turn it in, when people are judged based on appearances, and so on. Everything would be perfect if the world was fair, I guess. But many people don’t realize the benefits they can earn in even a negative situation.
Our universe spins us around like a wheel in this game of chance we call life. By chance you happen to be passionate about something, and by chance you happen to live in a world in which no one cares. You’ll get thrown on your butt while everyone else walks by without noticing. I get it, trust me. But, you can eventually see the people who do care. By trial and error, you reach out to different people until you find just a few open ears. Then more, and more, and more will pop up. You realize that the more you worked for it, the stronger you became. Now you know the best ways to teach people, what type of people to trust, and you have understood many points of view. It couldn’t have happened if things were that easy.
Of course, you might not always find what you want. I am currently reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and one of the quotes was “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” I don’t know if that’s true. I will talk from my perspective now, because I understand this story a bit better. I have strived towards a specific goal before, only to run out of methods and not reach my goal. Luckily, I have learned to accept my flaw. Heck, I have learned to love my flaw. I have learned to grow strong with it. I can now find more ways to work around my imperfections, as if I carved myself a new path. That is why I act as if I don’t believe in God. If God wanted me to achieve my dreams, the path would be made clear for me. I would know exactly what I want to do, and work hard to do it. My goal would be achieved, and I’ll live on happiwy eva afta. Yada, yada. Then again, it is possible that God is watching me and making sure I find something worth living for. All these trials make me so strong, and they usually end up being very worth it. That is why I choose to be agnostic; meaning I don’t know whether God exists or not. It doesn’t matter to me that much anyway, because I already know that my life is basically up to me.
I guess I would say that the world is fair. But I am using “fair” very generally. Tons of work may not amount to the desired option, but maybe something else just as cool. That is why I believe in the principle of equivalent exchange; in order for something to be gained, something of equal value must be lost. (I’ll be honest, I learned that from Fullmetal Alchemist. You should totally watch it if you haven’t.) If you search your whole life for something, some “byproduct” may be formed that you never notice. Unless you commit suicide and no one learns from your mistake. That is the ultimate end that everyone should try to avoid. That is because happiness is always, always possible. I believe that this world follows that beautiful pattern, and that is why I wouldn’t want to be part of any other world. No time is ever wasted, there is always potential, and I want to make the most of my life.
I’ll see you later!