Every day I have heard it at least once - the timeless phrase that "life is
not fair," as if it were an excuse for all problems, or an eternal apology for
what should have come to pass and, through the incompetence or unwillingness of
others, never will.
Regardless of the countless repetitions, I will never accept this adage as
Mankind is more advanced than at any previous time. We pride ourselves on
our ability to reason, to draw conclusions and to be able to "make a difference."
When we are young, we are told that we can change the world. How can the idea
of injustice simply be accepted as an unchangeable fact?
It must change if the human race is to evolve.
Elizabeth Broomfield is a junior at Commack High School. She lives in Dix
Hills, New York.