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Sick of Hearing 'Life Is Not Fair'
Published on Monday, November 18, 2002 by the Long Island, NY Newsday
Sick of Hearing 'Life Is Not Fair'
by Elizabeth Broomfield
 

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 truth.

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.

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