On Life Not Being Fair

PJ O’Rourke is one of my favourite writers, though I am sort of Left and he is sort of Right.  Here is his famous quote to his teenage daughter, as she is complaining that something – or, indeed, everything- is not fair:


“Honey, you’re cute. That’s not fair. You’re smart. That’s not fair. You were born in the United States of America. That’s not fair. Darling, you had better get down on your knees and pray to God that things don’t start getting fair for you.”



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