Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Do you think the world is ultimately a fair place?
Turns out people in general want to believe that the world is a just place, even without some made-up afterlife. The tragic consequence of this is the "just-world" phenomenon
which is that people, when witnessing an inexplicable injustice, will look for reasons that the victim deserved it.
Please keep this in mind, and have compassion. If the injustice appears in explicable, it just might be. In general, the world is only fair to the extent we make it so.