For a multitude of centuries, society has suffered from a widespread of prejudice and discrimination. People were deluded to believe that they were living in an unbiased world merely because of the laws and constitutions that existed. They didn’t concern themselves to refute and to accept these injustices as normality. The way these people live was theoretically just like how monarchs ruled with a silver spoon in their mouth, lavishly living in their sumptuous and divine palace, not feeling a single worry if whether they’ll have food to fill their stomachs for dinner or shoes to prevent their feet from blistering in the rough, pitted gravel, though they needn’t fret about blisters since they had an immaculately mowed lawn to walk on.
What is the measure of justice and fairness? Hitler, the Whites, and the Men – they all thought they were doing what was supposed to be done to promote a society in order. Did they ever receive what was just in the view of today’s “Just and Fair”? Hitler decided to remorselessly propel millions of Jews to their death as a form of “cultural cleansing”. African Americans were rendered into slavery and received the treatment of a vermin because the White people were the only ones given privileges. Women had been subjected to unfairness, an atrocious gender-based violence that is still present up to this day, and around the 1800’s they didn’t possess any voting rights. Even if later on, they, fortunately, achieved woman’s suffrage, numerous difficulties still remain. Many women from different countries around the world were not given the same job opportunities as men due to prejudged misconceptions.
These are only four out of hundreds—perhaps millions—of cases that exhibit how crooked and unfair this world is, countless more have been left unsaid. But comparing the situation back then to now, the citizens are considerably more enlightened than before. Instead of overlooking the importance of equality, they have started to devise movements which address the moral issues that obviously need to be corrected.
It’s only essential that they do this, for justice and fairness truly carry a great significance to all aspects of a society. Without these, the world will be chaotic. No peace and order will fall upon humanity. Everyone would fall into disagreements, people would get upset with each other, people wouldn’t work together and people wouldn’t want to live in these conditions which in fact persist and would continue to do so for, perhaps, another millennium. They would feel socially detached to their community and they’ll be demotivated to participate in social economic and educational activities.
Hence, people tend to contribute socially and economically to the community and to enhance growth and prosperity once they are treated fairly and have equal opportunity. Also, an equal and fair society is likely to be safer by reducing entrenched social and economic disadvantage.
Fairness does not solely operate on major historical and societal events. It involves the minor circumstances in your life too, even the tiniest ones that seem irrelevant. A teacher treating all of her students equally and avoiding favoritism, people following rules and protocols, businesses giving each customer or buyer the same amount of fries and service – these are big areas that contribute to a wholesome society, that which brings the meaning and sense of life for every person living in there. That is because everybody is being just and fair.
Fairness goes beyond what our minds comprehend. It is not only making sure that everyone is treated the same. It encourages respect, responsibility, leadership, trust and a life that matters. That is why fairness is by definition; an impartial and just treatment or behavior without favoritism or discrimination.
If it is consistently practiced, there’s a tremendous hope that greater accomplishments will be attained and the human race will heighten into a higher level of harmony. In a community where people are being treated fair, everyone works together, solves problems easily, has fun, cares for one another, feels safe and gets along.
In spite of the fact that there are still injustices present as of today and several problems concerning the bubbling issue are yet to be provided with effective solutions, progress has still been made. So many things have reshaped over the years, so many lives have been ameliorated. Each time we rectify a wrongdoing, we become one step closer to a better world. And every day we took small, timid steps. Slowly but surely lessening the evil and creating a planet filled with joy instead of misery and affliction.
Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, and Susan B. Anthony are examples of the people who took these steps and bravely uplifted against the inequity. They helped make communities and the world a better place by being leaders and heroes and standing up for fairness.
Even though, the possibility of fully obtaining equality is unattainable. All of us should still be just and fair with respect to our customs.