Life's Not Always Fair (That Doesn't Mean You Have To Take It)

One of the biggest phrases that you will ever hear in life is how it’s not fair. Fairness is relative. You’re going to find life unfair when it’s not going the way that you want; it doesn't mean that it’s unfair, it just means that you have to find another way to make life satisfactory again. Being treated like a doormat? It sucks. But, I can let you in on a little secret about that: you do not have to take it.

There is no law in your life that says that when someone treats you badly, you have to put up with it and shut up. You don’t have to be the person dwelling on the B.S. that happens in your life. You don’t have to sit around waiting for it all to get better, crying “woe is me” at the moon. Well, that last point is a little dramatic, but you get what I am saying. You don’t have to put up with anything in your life that is negative or hurts your heart. So why are you doing it? Why are you taking it?

Would you put up with being hurt by a professional who did their job so badly that you ended up living with the consequences? No, you would bring in the best medical malpractice attorneys and make the case that you have been wronged. So, if you’re strong enough to do that, why wouldn’t you be strong enough to stop being treated like a doormat? Life becomes an awful lot fairer when you realize that you are the one in control. If there is someone in your life devaluing you, you need to look at yourself and remember that you are worth everything. You are worth so much more than someone pulling you down.

Of course, a part of this is going to be looking at the way that you treat others. If you go out of your way to help other people and are a good person, sometimes too good, then you are likely going to be taken advantage of because of your nature. You don’t have to be, though. If you can be strong in other areas of your life such as when an unjust action has happened, then you can be strong enough to stand up and get out of a situation that causes you pain.

You see, you have to realize it’s very black and white: do you want to keep taking it, or not? It’s that simple. Stop accepting bad things happening to you and demand something better.