Fair Play is merely customary courtesy, a show of civility towards what we detest to the point of bloodshed. What has become for us a mark of civility – playing by the rules of the game – is still an ambivalent quality… a not always necessary evil.
Coined by Shakespeare, the term “fair play” represents more than just the rules in which we follow throughout our lives. It also references the demand for fairness and justice amongst everyone.
In today’s world, everyone seems to want to be the loudest voice. It doesn’t matter if we’re discussing politics, something stupid a celebrity said, or the ridiculous Starbucks holiday cup scandal, everyone has an opinion. This coinciding with each person wanting to be the most heard has led to people choosing one extreme or the other, creating a pretty hostile environment.
I’ve decided it’s time to take a step back and look at the things going on in our world with a microscope. I don’t want to be on board an opinionated, pop culture band wagon any longer. I’m not going to shout out in anger or cry out in empathy just because it’s a popular response to have.
Nothing will be blindly condemned, everything will be looked at from multiple perspectives, and all of it will be fair play.