when Jimmy Carter said " life is unfair " - what was he referring to?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    he was for some law and someone said that's unfair, so his retort was "life is unfair".

  • 1 decade ago

    Is it life that's unfair or do we just not get what we want? Because we are given free will, stuff happens. Often what seems unfair to us is very fair to someone else. No one ever said that life is fair. If it were we would all be living high and riding in big cars. There will always be people who have and those who have not. What we do with the cards we are dealt is all that matters. Great people often rise from what seems very unfair.

  • 5 years ago

    President Carter said this to a group of American Olympic athletes after he decided to boycott the 1980 Olympics in Moscow after the U.S.S.R. invaded Afghanistan, if my memory serves.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He was referring to life and it's tendency to be unfair.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the laws are unfair? or the government is unfair?

    what does "brother billy at the airport" mean?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    life being unfair, some people get everything and some get nothing ..

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    exactly that . Nobody ever said anything in life is going to be fair!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He basically means that if you want "fair" in life, there's usually one in every county in the U.S., around late summer or early fall.

  • 1 decade ago

    Mr Carter's not very empathetic imagination was in regard to women who may not have access to abortions.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He was telling conservatives to get over the media being biased and fawning over liberal democrats. Life is not not fair.

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