Life is not fair. Since I was nine, my baby sister was taller than me. I wanted to be a rock star, but started going bald at twenty-two. My media career has stalled more times than Snoopy's Sopwith Camel. And many years ago, way before her time, the woman I loved died in my arms.
People I work with have lost money, relationships, their homes, and even their sense of well-being. It seems that the pressure of the real world, which many of us didn't see until this recession, takes its toll on all of us, no matter what our station in life.
Sometimes, when you are doing everything you can to make things go your way, something totally out of your control will punch you in the stomach. And it just doesn't seem fair. Guess what-sometimes it isn't fair, and that's the very painful truth about our lives. Fairness is not necessarily part of the bargain.
No matter who you are, there will be times when someone does something so unjust that your head spins for days, weeks, or even longer. You live with these little thoughts of disbelief that these people, who you trusted with every fiber of your being, turned on you. And their reasoning was spurious at best.
If you are one of the lucky few, such a setback can inspire you to really kick yourself into high gear. If not so lucky, you may lose control of your emotions and fly into a rage or cry like a baby. I hate it when that happens.