For some time I have been thinking about the importance of perceived fairness. Evidence suggests fairness is innate because we see it in very young children. I also believe I have seen the concept of fairness in my dogs. Is it a law such that even dogs want fairness?
As I had been thinking about it, I learned about Michael Lewis’s new Podcast, Against the Rules. This podcast promotes itself by explaining how it will “…look at what’s happened to fairness. The podcasts look in financial markets, newsrooms, basketball games, courts of laws and much more. He asks, what happens to a world where everyone hate the referee?” I have only listened to a few, however what I have heard have been great!
To me, fairness is a basic necessity or a precursor to being able to do better than what is expected or what have been called best practices. For me fairness is the 0 I emphasize in my exceeding expectations video (below).
Please share your thoughts about how we can build fairness into our daily lives so people don’t feel cheated. When things aren’t fair, everybody loses something because the cumulative benefits, though tilted toward one party, will still be less for all. I will continue to work at generating comprehensive improvements beyond just being fair through the creation of pervasive, reciprocal, selfish, selfless, synergistic interactions so everyone and everything benefits, or by practicing paneugenesis. I look forward to hearing about the how you help generate all good for everyone and everything.