November’s Character Trait… Fairness
Fairness. Now this is a trait we don’t hear much of but is so crucial to the way a system can work. Being fair is not having any sort of favoritism or prejudice in situations. You are honest and unbiased. Which, as you can tell, is really needed or else circumstances can get out of hand. Fairness is more than just treating everyone fairly, it is also showing that you respect people, you have responsibility and leadership, and that people can trust that you’re making the right decisions. If you treat everyone fairly without someone being treated better or worse than others, people will believe that you’re doing what you do out of pure belief that it is the best thing to do. They will not think that you do certain things to give others an unfair advantage or disadvantage. Let’s look at a few examples.
Fairness allows learning to treat others with respect and kindness. With fairness you grow to appreciate the importance of sharing, fighting for others, and being honest. We can place ourselves in other people’s shoes and feel compassion for them when we think “Is this right?” “Is this fair?”. Fairness can be the heart of many other traits and should be valued as we need to be fair in order to keep things in order.
By: Nabiha Hoque