Barthe DeClements has written an interesting book, “Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade.” The fifth graders who read the book identify with and understand the message.
It can seem like things are unfair in the fifth grade. The teachers, the homework assignments, the coaches, and the way your friends treat you – it can be very unfair.
What’s worse is that it can happen again in the 6th grade …… I think you see where I’m going.
So, things are not always fair. That’s an old problem, but don’t think you have any “rights” on that one.
How can we respond to the unfair? Do something about it, if you can! But, if you can’t do something about it, two options are left. Either respond with hostility and bitterness, or respond with peace and joy.
You may not be in control of the circumstances, but you are in control of your response.