I believe there’s space between these two poles. I can understand that the world is not fair at the same time as I strive to improve conditions for myself and others.

I mean, I believe the world is not fair and it would be difficult to believe otherwise while fathers with toddler daughters drown crossing rivers because of false land boundaries.

But maybe that is only unjust from a human perspective, which believes in the human made idea of justice.

Is that how you meant it?

I can get on board with the idea of letting go of the belief that the world is supposed to be fair. It never has been, so why ever would it be?

Thanks for giving me something to think about. On reflection, my aim is to strike a more empathetic balance with my writing, in which I invite the reader to appreciate what they have instead of endlessly pursuing more.

Author, educator, truth-seeker. Writing my way to freedom or thereabouts. Talk to me @cjflood_author. www.chelseyflood.com/beautiful-hangover She/her/they.

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