Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Doctor Who recently gave us a wonderful speech on war and what happens when you take the first step... but what really got me in that episode wasn't the speech itself but the reason behind one character wanting to start a war. In that episode, at one point, she said that the treatment her race received wasn't fair.
It's hard for me to accept such reasoning as a basis of an argument.
Fairness, Justice and Equality are all worthy and noble concepts to uphold but they're just that, concepts. How well they exist is dependent upon people. I've met people who do good deeds because they believe good deeds will be done to them, and I meet people who do whatever they want, not caring whether their deeds will hurt others.
Don't we even have a saying It's nothing personal?
As if that somehow makes it better to hurt another.
All these people, no matter how good or bad they are, have good and bad things happen to them.
Because Life, ultimately, doesn't subsribe to your notion of good and evil.
It doesn't care what happens to you and whether you like it or not.
Some people are born to riches, some are talented, some are supported, some are given opportunities... and some people aren't. Where's the fairness in that?
There is none...