THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noelle
:: The Myth of Fairness ::
There's nothing natural about our notions of
If you play checkers with a 2-year-old, he won't
perceive any unfairness when you randomly take
his checkers off the board, nor would he feel
the slightest guilt in taking yours.
Such things don't seem unfair until we are
*taught* the arbitrary rules of the game and
accept them as "the way things are." Then we feel
a sense of violation when the rules are broken:
"That's not fair!"
Children often enjoy being "mischievous" because
breaking arbitrary rules helps them reconnect with
the truth that Authentic Power lies not in the
rules but in themselves.
Today, when you observe an apparent injustice,
pretend there's no such thing as fair/unfair.
It just IS. You'll discover that when there's no
injustice to fight against, all that's left to do
is reach for your heart's desire.