A mountain goat and an elk were in a forest with many Aspen trees. The elk was eating the fresh delicious leaves to its heart's content, but the goat was too short to reach the lowest branches and had to settle for whatever fell to the ground. The goat thought to himself "lifes not fair". That evening a bad storm blew in and the goat sought shelter in a nearby cave. The elk was too large for the cave and had to stand out and endure the cold pounding rain and wind. As it looked at the goat cozied up in the dry cave it thought "life is not fair".
As humans it is sometimes easy to feel that we are not getting a fair shake compared to others around us. We can always look around and find someone with seemingly more than us and others with seemingly more struggles than us. The fact is, we were all created equal and given unique gifts and purposes. However, if we waste time comparing our lives to others we can lose focus of our own journey and never reach our full potential. Life is fair if we focus on what is within us and not our environment.
“If life is unfair with everyone, doesn’t that make life fair?” — Thabang Gideon Magaola