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Life Is Not Fair And How To Deal With (9 Tips)

by Lily Morgen
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Life Is unFair

You may have heard “life is not fair” many times in your growing up. And you may have realized and been taught how true it is at a very young age, but it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with when it happens to you.

Many people work hard, but they rarely receive what they believe they deserve. 

We all want to believe that life is fair. We tell ourselves that hard work will be rewarded, and that people who make bad choices will be punished. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. It’s not fair, but it’s reality.

Why Life is Unfair?

Why is life not fair? Because we all have different families, experiences, goals, situations, and luck. So even though the playing/competition field may appear level, it really isn’t.

1. Limited Resources

There are many reasons why life is unfair. One reason is that we live in a world of scarce resources. There are only so many good jobs, houses, and cars to go around. So even if everyone had an equal opportunity to get them, not everyone would be able to get what they want.

2. Society Structure

Another reason why life is unfair is because of the way our societies are structured.

In many societies, there is a lot of inequality between the rich and the poor. This means that even if everyone had an equal opportunity to get ahead, the rich would still have a much better chance of doing so than the poor.

3. Luck, Talent and Others

There are also many individual reasons that make life unfair. Some people are just luckier than others. 

They might be born into wealth and privilege while others are born into poverty and disadvantage. They might have natural talents and abilities while others do not. They might live in stable, peaceful societies while others live in war-torn, dangerous places and have a harder life.

Whatever the reasons, it’s important to remember that life is often unfair. This can be frustrating and discouraging, but it’s also part of what makes life interesting and challenging. 

Embracing this fact can help us to better deal with the unfairness in our own lives, and to work towards making the world a fairer place for everyone.

To make the best of a bad situation, here are 9 tips on how to deal with the fact that life isn’t fair.

1. Remember That Everyone Goes Through Tough Times

No one has an easy life. Everyone goes through tough times, whether it’s losing a job, going through a divorce, or coping with a chronic illness. It’s important to remember that you’re not the only one going through a tough time.

2. Acknowledge that Unfairness is a Part of Life

It’s not easy to accept that unfairness is simply a part of life. No one wants to believe that the world could be so unjust. Unfortunately, it is. And, the sooner you come to terms with this fact, the better off you’ll be. Denial will only make it harder to deal with when unfair things happen to you.

There are all sorts of unfairness in life. You may not get the job you want, even though you’re qualified. Your favorite team may lose to an inferior opponent. A loved one may be diagnosed with a terminal illness. While it’s perfectly natural to feel upset in these situations, try to remember that they’re not personal. They’re just a part of life.

3. Increase Your Chance of Being Treated Fair

We don’t have the right to choose the family we want to be born into.

Our families can be classified into different social classes. And, while we don’t like to think about it, this has a big impact on our lives. 

Studies have shown that people who are born into wealthy families are more likely to be successful than those who are not.

There’s nothing you can do about the family you were born into. But, there are things you can do to increase the chances of being treated fairly in life. 

The best way to do this is to learn hard in school to get into a good colleague, work hard in your job to make more money, learn new skills to keep up with the ever-changing job market, and be kind and helpful to others so they will want to help you in return.

4. Don’t Complain and Blame

Many people choose to complain and blame when they’re feeling down about the unfairness of life. They might think to themselves, “It’s not fair that this happened to me,” or, “Why does she get to have all the luck?”

Dwell in an unfair situation will waste your time and energy and make you feel worse. If you can’t change the situation, there’s no use complaining about it – it is what it is.

Instead of complaining and blaming, try to accept that life isn’t always fair and focus on what you can do to improve your current bad situation.

This might mean working hard to achieve your goals, or it might mean looking for the positive in every situation. It’s your choice what to do after you find what the real world it is.

5. Focus on What You Can Control

One of the most frustrating things in life is feeling like you have no control. When you can’t control what’s happening, it can feel like life is just one big waiting game.

The best way to deal with this feeling is to focus on what you CAN control. This might mean your attitude, your effort, or your reaction to a situation.

You might not be able to control everything that happens to you, but you can control how you respond to it. So instead of feeling powerless, focus on what you CAN do.

6. Try to Find the Positive in Every Situation

It’s not always easy to find the positive in a negative situation. But, it is possible. And, it’s important to try.

Every situation has something good about it, even if it doesn’t seem like it at first. Maybe it’s a lesson you needed to learn. Or, maybe it’s an opportunity to grow and become a better person.

If you’re dealing with something unfair right now, remember that it’s not going to last forever. Life is always changing and what’s unfair today might not be tomorrow. 

So don’t give up and don’t let the situation get the best of you. Focus on what you can do to make the most of it and eventually, things will get better.

7. Try to Be a Good People

Life isn’t fair, but that doesn’t mean you should stop trying to be a good person. Try to be understanding and compassionate, even when things are tough. Other people may also go through their own struggles, so try to be patient and kind.

Of course, it’s okay to be angry and upset when things don’t go your way. Just don’t take it out on other people or yourself. Find healthy ways to vent your frustration, like talking to a friend or going for a run. And remember, this too shall pass. Things will eventually get better.

8. Do Your Best But Lower Expectations

It’s tough when you strive to do your best but things still don’t go your way. Life isn’t fair, and it often feels like the world is against us. 

Good things should happen to good people, and bad things should happen to bad people. That’s the way the world is supposed to work, but often it doesn’t seem that way. Life can be really unfair sometimes.

When we’re constantly putting our all into something but not seeing the results we want, it’s easy to get discouraged. We can start to doubt ourselves and our abilities. We may even start to believe that we’re not good enough.

Remember that life isn’t fair and that we can’t control everything. We have to do our best and then let go of the outcome. Trust that things will work out the way they’re supposed to.

There’s no guarantee that everything will be perfect, but if we keep our expectations realistic, we can avoid getting too disappointed when things don’t go our way. So next time you’re feeling down about a situation, remember that life isn’t fair and do your best to let go of the outcome.

9. Life is How You React to It

Life is all about what happens to you and how you react to it. What occurs to you accounts for around 10% of your life. The other 90% is how you react to it.

Bad things will happen to everyone. You will get rejected, fired, dumped, and hurt. It’s how you react to those bad things that determine whether they destroy you or make you stronger.

You can’t control what happens to you but you can always control how you react to it. Life isn’t fair but it’s still beautiful. Don’t let the bad things that happen to you control how you see the world.

Life Is unFair but Beautiful

How you react to what happens to you is your choice. You can either let it destroy you or use it as fuel to make you better. Life will always throw curveballs at you but it’s up to you to decide how you will swing.

So when life isn’t fair, don’t get angry or bitter. Get better. Use what happened to you as motivation to become the person you want to be. Life is how you react to it. Make sure your reaction is one that will make you proud.

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