Monday, April 15, 2013

Who Says?

I had alarm bells go off yesterday when reading a comment from someone in a crafting forum. She pronounced an action that someone else had taken with one of her patterns, not as right or wrong, but as not "fair." Well. I guess all you need to do is scream "Unfair!" and Mommy or Teacher should come right over and make it fair. Right? Life *should* be fair. And all we have to do is pass more laws, and play nice with others, and it all will be fair.

Remind you of any group that you know?


Pauli said...

I point out the inherent "unfairness" of the world often to my kids in the face of their endless "not fair" gripes. They need to get used to it. I don't mean ignoring unjust actions of their siblings which I try to remedy best I can, but stuff like "he's 4 years older", or "he got invited to a party and I didn't" is the unfairness that you can do nothing about.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Exactly. Obviously, this woman's parents didn't get it through her head as a child that life is not always fair.