Why Life ISN’T Unfair

Life isn’t unfair… it is always fair!

Now, I can imagine the tremendous leap of faith that embracing this premise might require. We’ve all posed the question: “Why me? Why do bad things happen to good people? How can a good God allow such injustices to occur?”

None of us is immune to seemingly negative occurrences, but life’s events become calamities only if we make the conscious decision to make tragedies out of them. The storms in one’s life, while they have the potential of creating incapacitating turbulence in the mind, do not have to.

We might just as easily choose to view them as being in perfect order, offering us opportunities for personal growth. These so-called tragedies can actually become the driving force of change. The question then becomes — is there really such a thing as a negative experience?

Thegift of each of these apparently negative events is a tool from the Divine that can help nurture our spiritual progress. The more daunting the obstacle, the greater potential there is for personal growth. From the ancient mystical text of Judaism, the Kabbalah: “The falls of our life provide the energy to propel ourselves to a much higher level.”…Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Dr. Terry Gordon is a retired cardiologist, a health advocate and the author of No Storm Lasts Forever.

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Kay Martin
Kay M4 years ago

Thank you Terry for a very interesting article, and thanks to the over 59 care 2 members, who commented on this article. I always try to look on the bright side of situations that could be considered terrible, but sometimes if it is something that happens to a child or an elderly person, I do not know how to handle that. I feel that is unfair, but if it is something I am going thru personally I will take the high road. I will think, What can I do next time so this does not happen? and go from there and just keep on keeping on......period.

Sabrina I.
Past Member 4 years ago


Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Malgorzata Zmuda
Malgorzata Z4 years ago

To człowiek czyni życie niesprawiedliwym, na szczęście jest jeszcze miłość i miłosierdzie.

Denise Morley
Denise Morley4 years ago

Thanks for sharing your interesting perspective

Autumn S.
Autumn S4 years ago


John Ditchman
John Ditchman4 years ago

Republicans hold political power. The Tea Party is taken for real. This is evidence of life being fair? Sorry. I can't buy that!

Lynn Demsky
Lynn D4 years ago

If life was perfect, you wouldn't grow up to be the person you are ---- learn from each experience and grow "better". Thanks for info!

Darren Woolsey
Darren Woolsey4 years ago

All our "viewpoints" are subjective, seen through our own narrow perception. We tend to personalize everything, down to the weather, our football teams ("we had a good result," etc.).

Life just is. A lot of human behaviour is reaction to, for and against external and internal stimuli.

Those interested in more, ought to read P.D. Ouspensky's "In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching" and G.I. Gurdjieff's "Beelzebub's Tales to his Grandson"

Of course, those who want handy answers and "think" science is the only way, just continue and pass by...

Eternal Gardener
Eternal G4 years ago

Well, it can't be, it just IS!