Is life fair?
Asked by Jane Belanger
December 1, 2010
From Golden Hill (Law School Student)
Yes. It all evens out in the end. It’s not fair every day, but in the end it all works out.
From Los Angeles (Video Editor)
Life is certainly not fair, but it’s as good as you make it. Vietnam is a perfect example. It’s a hard place to live, but the people there make a lot out of it. It’s nowhere near as easy as living in America. You see people who have nothing, but they make a lot out of it. It’s hard, but you do with it what you can.
From Los Angeles (Special Ed Teacher)
Did I tell you I’m a special-ed teacher?! If life were fair, then we wouldn’t see the atrocities that we do see in this world, and people would all be caring and honest and take care of one another. At this particular time, and on this particular day that you caught me, life is absolutely not fair. It’s full of lying scuzzballs.
From North Park (Office Manager)
No, not at all. Just naturally, with animals, inherently I think the universe is unfair. There’s parasites and bacteria...the universe is just trying to kill you. The laws of nature say that we’re destined to fall apart.
From Mission Valley (Bartender)
No, no, of course not. If it was fair to everybody, then it’d be fair to no one because everyone’s working at opposite ends. If it’s fair to me, then it’s not going to necessarily be fair to everybody else.
From North Park (DJ)
At times it seems like it’s not. However, friend, it absolutely is fair. I’ve gone through some rough times, and in the end it usually all works out.