Sunday, November 22, 2009

life isn't fair

Sometimes it just doesn't seem fair to be happy and have what you want when other people don't and you know that they probably deserve it more than you do.

7 comments:

Tammie said...

i feel this way a lot. this thought can get me down and depressed if i think about it too much. far too much liberal guilt. :)

i try to see life as sort of cyclical. for the most part, most capable people are going to have lean times and rich times. (rich being in comparison to the lean, that is) personally, there are times ive had nothing and times ive had a bit more than nothing.

i guess there really is nothing i can say to make this feeling go away. "paying it forward" every now and then helps though.

chezjulie said...

No, life isn't fair at all. But I think it's important for those of us who have a decent measure of happiness to recognize it and appreciate it. I am really good about telling people in my life that I appreciate them, but I should really appreciate more that I have a good job instead of bitching about it.

SillyHille said...

I absolutely, completely know what you mean.

And if I could give my own next chance away (my last chance) I'd do it.

Lucy said...

You said it well!

Astarte said...

I think about this a lot. There are a lot of people in the world that are better than I am, more deserving of everything I have, and who have been through so much more trying to get it only to be smacked down. I keep hoping that someday it will be clear to me why I have been so lucky, and that I will be able to repay karma, or God, or whoever, by making others' lives as good as my own.

wafelenbak said...

I must be kind of a selfish butthead, because I always feel like I worked really hard and deserve what I have! :)
Okay, admittedly I was born into some degree of privilege and that certainly gave me a running start. But I think I've done pretty well on my own!

Not Your Aunt B said...

And the guilt is horrible. When you know you're living someone else's dream...and they are so deserving (or more deserving) of living it too...

 
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