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Jtube: Louie: It's Not Fair

Jtube: Louie: It's Not Fair

How should we teach our children about "fairness?"

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Published: July 2, 2011

How should we teach our children about "fairness?"

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(9) Anonymous, November 25, 2013 7:34 PM

We deserve a higher standard

In simply teaching children that life isn't fair we fail to teach them how to BE fair and caring persons. Our society becomes more fair as we PRACTICE fairness in our interactions. If we don't help model and teach fairness, everything else breaks down. No child will have the incentive to be sure the other person's bowl has enough if we don't teach, practice, and reward fairness in all we do. Even jungle animals do that much.

(8) Lily, June 18, 2013 9:42 PM

we should prepare our children for life, but we shouldn't give one child something and not the other because with siblings it's different. Even though it may not be so, it makes the child think their parents are picking favorites, since young children won't understand. Parents should treat their children equally.

(7) Avigayil, February 27, 2013 8:44 AM

Louie CK is a great actor

Love his failed explanation! But - his daughter was 100% right, and he was wrong. The Lubavitcher Rebbe once said that we can claim that we do not believe in God. But when we see injustice around us, and we complain that it's not right -- we are proving that we DO believe in not just a God, but a good God, who set the world in motion with certain morally good rules that we have totally bought into as "right" and "fair". Otherwise, when we saw injustice, even as children not getting a mango pop, we would never cry "But it's NOT FAIR daddy!" We would instead see injustice as just one of many possible variations of a world devoid of moral or spiritual rules.

(6) Richard, August 31, 2011 3:01 PM

He doesn't know a fathers essential educational duties.

The whole sad story of the jealousy expressed by Joseph's brothers, who ended up selling him as a slave, started because their father Jacob showed favouritism in front of them by giving Joseph a special garment. The Talmud teaches us that this was a sad mistake on Jacob's part. We must learn from this that sibling rivalry can easily be caused by a parent's error and we should be careful not to give ourselves problems by showing favouritism in front of others. Yes, a hard lesson to learn and many of us have possibly fallen foul on this point more than once!

(5) Alan Densmore, July 14, 2011 9:17 PM

desires versus needs

"You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need." Rolling Stones

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