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While some might consider fairness being simply about following the rules legitimately, I would say that fairness is about being free of any justice. Therefore, there is neither favoritism nor discrimination, just integrity. Being a “fair” person is not necessarily about doing absolutely everything that is upright, it is about being a reasonable and considerate individual.

In other words, fairness is about balance, and being candid. For example, you cannot be a fair person if you are not straightforward and honest. Fairness is achieved by accepting not only the rewards, but the consequences as well. Being fair is about treating people equally. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be treated well, you should just be treated the same as everyone else. That way there is an even distribution of equality.

In conclusion, fairness is about treating people in an equal and reasonable way. What you consider to be fair may not be somebody else’s definition of fair, but that does not mean it is not. Fairness is what you make it, and depending on your own personal perspective, fairness is something that can be a good thing and a bad thing as well.



By David, 15
Recorded at Jefferson-Morgan School District on March 15, 2013
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Students were asked what fairness means to them.



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