I have looked over every ancient text I could get my hands on in my 49 years on this planet. I have not found one philosophy that demonstrates that life is ever fair. You can argue for a system of justice and seek impartiality. But we must always consider that there are events that are fated. Little to nothing can be done to stop momentum of society until the energy is depleted. Where is our momentum of society headed?
Consider a monstrous forest fire with flames hundreds of feet into the air. Fires that massive are beastly infernos and consume enormous energy that generates its own weather. Massive amounts of oxygen are sucked in, and a blast furnace of soot, ash, and debris are belched into the area for miles.. There is no right or wrong in the path of consumption of such an inferno. Yet after the destruction of millions of acres there remain refuges spared by fate or divine intervention. In each refuge you will always find those that find their way there by following promptings.
Every day we hear from one corner of the world or another of those who are resisting the medical tyranny that we find ourselves in. Videos of children being ripped from their parents’ arms and forcibly injected. Brutal uniformed thugs with guns, tasers, and pepper spray, beating and subduing victims while forcing a foreign object and injecting them with a substance which runs contrary to their being.
Thomas Paine wrote of such a time as this:
“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.”
The Crisis No. I
December 19th 1776.
Thomas Pain wrote this while watching the Colonial Army suffer yet another defeat. It was one of many moments that would be identified as our darkest day in history. Yet George Washington crossed the Delaware River a few days later and delivered a stunning blow with troops that were clearly outmatched and demoralized from the previous defeat and retreat. We have a long history of surviving our darkest day. Let’s hope we have a few more in us.
It is true that great moments in history come during some of the most unfair times. Consider the recorded acts of heroism during the last moments of the RMS Titanic. The Christmas Armistice of 1914 is an incredible moment where enemies carved out a moment in the madness to have a piece of humanity. There are moments every day in history where life simply is not fair. But we would do well to remember the great men and women who lived valiantly in the moment that was handed them. Such people will most definitely be thought of kindly in the book of life.
I have found that those who fixate on the fairness of their situation will generally end up on the losing end of that situation. This has been the case in my own situations as well as countless of acquaintances and family.
In the process of growing up mentally and spiritually I accidently discovered the secret to fix the unfairness of life for me. I believe it will help you as well.
When we spend time in the service of our fellow human beings with a sincere desire to help them, regardless of our own chaos, our troubles melt away with the rewards of selflessness. This somehow comes at the right moment and time.
In short, I have experienced an easing of my burdens as I extend my hand to others. I believe that this can be replicated by any with a sincere heart.
Printed in the Highlands of Freedom