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How To Master The Art Of Being Treated Fairly By Everyone

Just like respect is earned and not given, so is being treated fairly. This article aims to showcase to readers ways to help ensure that there is fairness in their everyday interactions.

“Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same. Fairness means everyone gets what they need.”

Rick Riordan

After a long day, you returned home, but with an insecure feeling because of something that took place between you and your colleague at work or your best friend during lunch.

Calm your nerves; all is not lost. There are ways you can follow to reignite your inner confidence. Ensuring that you are treated impartially and with dignity in every dimension of life is part of the self-development mission.

Below are several pointers to help you ensure that your interactions are not one-sided affairs.

By Colleagues

Being handed a partial card at work occurs more often than we would like to believe. Consequently, people are getting more innovative when making a stellar comeback after encountering a series of setbacks, be it an unsuccessful attempt to be promoted to a senior role or an insult thrown at you by your boss for your somewhat poor work ethic. Obviously, you did not ask for any of those setbacks to walk into your life. However, there are a couple of actions you can take at the start to make sure they do not become the new norm.

When you are at work, the first step, and perhaps the most important one, is establishing boundaries. When you have drawn the lines and learn to identify when and how to say no politely and professionally, people are more likely to respect your boundaries and your decisions for declining their requests.

By Your Loved Ones

We all want to be surrounded by our family members, from the moment we are born to the moment when God decides it is time for them to leave for the heavens. At times, this implies that family members think they are given special treatment regarding how you view injustice. What can initially be tender loving care can evolve into something similar to harassment. To begin with, do not be scared to unveil the truth about your feelings. If you feel like you are being bullied, express it.

Have a discussion with your family. Logically, they are the only ones you have when the world collapses, and they will comprehend you when you are dealt with a problematic hand. It also prompts them to think about their behaviours when they are interacting with others too.


Final 2¢: Being treated fairly is a treasure that is earned, not found nor given.

It is unbelievable to see that many people still believe that money can buy the right to be respected and treated fairly like a CEO of a multinational corporation. These are the same people who do not suffer enough to know the privilege of having food on the table.

If you want to be treated fairly, you cannot force people to treat you just because you want them to. People who recognise that the right to be treated fairly is earned recognise that not everyone is born equal, and they are not obliged to treat anyone fairly just because they exist. To earn the privilege of being treated fairly, you need to prove that you are worthy of owning that privilege.

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