The Law of Fairness

Life isn’t fair!  I found out when I was 5.  You?

Mitch Teemley


Why Life Isn’t Fair, Part One

For the first seven years of my life we lived in Downey, California, a suburb of L.A. Most of those years are a blur. But one memory is quite distinct: I’d reached the sagely age of five and was going to school! Which was neato. But what was even neato-er was that I would finally get to cross the street by myself! I still remember the delicious terror of crossing for the first time. I’d been warned that if I attempted to cross a street alone, cars—hundreds of them—would swoop down and kill me. Over and over again. And yet, here I was crossing the street, and not being killed even once. Then I had an epiphany:

Cars only kill you if you cross the street without permission!

This was the moment I first realized that there was aLaw of Fairness.No one…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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2 Responses to The Law of Fairness

  1. Mitch, I’ve lived 69 plus or minus years believing life is fair. And now you tell me it’s not? That’s just not fair.

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