Life's really not fair.
That's the very first thought that present itself in my mind after finding out that Prof. Randy Pausch passed away on Friday. He is this guy who got famous after delivering his 'Last Lecture' in Carnegie-Mellon University about his childhood dreams. Saw him in Oprah last year and was reminded about him after reading this post here.
It is not fair how such a nice guy like him, in the pinnacle of his career and have three young kids got struck by the big C and found out that he had only a few months to live.
Indeed, come to think of it, everything in life is not fair.
Its not fair that some students in Malaysia may have got their scholarships or jobs due to their connections to someone, as in this post about scholarship in Education in Malaysia.
Its not fair that someone who is diligently working in the background got overlooked whereas the good-for-nothing shoe licking guy got the promotion.
Its not fair that someone did the housework whereas someone didn't even though everyone agreed to do them.
Etc. etc. etc.
So now we know the world is not fair. The next logical question is, what are you going to do about it?
a) Being bitter, angry and losing all hope for the world?
b) Adopting a victimised mentality?
c) Accept life as it is and move on?
d) Became a crusader to right the wrong and makes the world a better place?
Hmm.. I think once upon a time my reaction will be (b). Now it should be (c). I sort of accept that unfairness is an unavoidable facet of life, and hence there is no use whining about it. Hopefully it will be (d) in the future. Maybe I can be Batman then. Which reminds me, I'm going to watch the Dark Knight tomorrow! Yay!