The Problem Isn't That Life Is Unfair
258k shares Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Unless you’re winning, most of life will seem hideously unfair to you. The truth is, life is just playing by different rules. The real rules are there. Let’s try. Rule #1: Life is a competition That business you work for? We’re all in competition, although we prefer not to realise it. It’s a painful thing to believe, of course, which is why we’re constantly assuring each other the opposite. Fortunately, we don’t live in a world where everyone has to kill each other to prosper. But never fall for the collective delusion that there’s not a competition going on. Rule #2. Society judges people by what they can do for others. That’s not how we judge ourselves though. “I’m a good person”. Well-meaning intentions don’t matter. Abilities are not prized by their virtue. We like to like to think that society rewards those who do the best work. But in reality, social reward is just a network effect. Write an unpublished book, you’re nobody. Rule #3.