I have tried in the six years I have blogged to avoid religion and politics, mostly because I believe you have a right to yours and I have have right to mine. Odds are I am not going to change your mind and you are not going to change mine. Today I was pushed around the bend when the news coverage this morning was all about a candidate who felt he was being treated unfairly.
When a small child replies “That’s not fair,” most of us ignore the child until they get over it. Children need to learn things don’t always go the way they want. I have on many occasions felt that life was not fair. Yet I got up and went to work. My employer and co-workers depended on me. I had bills to pay. Just because I felt something wasn’t fair, opting out was not an option. I have had times when I made a commitment assuming something and later discovered that wasn’t what I had though. It did not seem fair that I may have possibly been misled, yet I showed up. Just because I think something isn’t fair doesn’t make me right or what I think true.
So to the press who thinks giving lots of air time to someone because they think they were not treated fairly, I would prefer you stop it. Treat this circumstance the same ways as if it was said by a five-year-old and ignore him and this too will pass. To the man who refuses to participate because he perceives he was not treated fairly here is the reality: Life isn’t fair. Suck it up and get over it. You will not get to do this if you get the job you are asking for. I am sure that each of the 44 US presidents had many a times they thought things were not fair to them or our country. Lastly to those who are evaluating this man as a possible candidate for our highest office, really do you want someone who does not understand you can’t check out because life isn’t fair?
My hat is off to all of you who have had those moments of life feeling very unfair and persevering and moving past it. It stinks and sometimes it is hard, but the reality is life isn’t always fair. We all move on in spite of that.