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“The world isn’t fair, Calvin.”
“I know Dad, but why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor?”
Calvin & Hobbes Series

The Concept:

Being Just & fair means that one is fair and balanced in all his dealings.

It also means having respect for others and conducting yourselves with complete fairness and without any biases. 

The Story:

Two great examples for my young kid to understand Fairness as a way of life

We have all heard the story of Ashoka, the Great. Though initially, he was brutal he was completely transformed after the Kalinga War. He embraced Buddhism and became one of India’s most loved and just ruler. He was so fair that he forbade slaughter of animals too and promoted the idea of ‘live and let live’ to his people.

  • King Ashoka is a great example of a Just & Fair ruler.

Another perspective that I wanted to add here is that Feminism is an extended expression of Fairness. Raising a voice for women to be able to make their own choices, stand on equal grounds, and live lives on their own terms definitely make Feminism a voice of fairness. And if that be the case, Disney princesses like Mulan who challenged the gender roles, to Merida who strongly voiced out her decisions and gave a great lesson on being yourself rather than blindly trying to be the stereotypical woman portrayed strong roles depicting Fairness.


How can you help kids honour the Just?

  1. To be a just and fair person, one has to be honest in his/her ways. Make honesty and truthfulness the fundamentals of living at home.
  2. Try and work towards being open and unambiguous.
  3. The next thing to work upon is to start treating others as you would want them to treat you. Start this with your kids first.
  4. Even if in practical life one cannot always be free from bias and prejudices, the process of becoming a fair person is to be mindful, have the right intent and then keep practising consistently. 

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Noor Anand Chawla April 11, 2019 at 8:20 am

I love Calvin and what an apt quote you’ve chosen to begin this post! Great values to teach children 🙂

Reply April 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Calvin has been my favorite too… Thanks for the read…

Abhijit April 11, 2019 at 9:19 am

It is not easy to be honest and fair. It needs a lot of character and courage of conviction. Because problem comes when friends and family are being accused of wrong doing, a fair person is under pressure to deliver a just verdict under a lot of pressure. Only a few can give a clear answer without getting caught in the relationship quagmire.

Reply April 11, 2019 at 12:46 pm

You are right Sir! We are trying to set a good example for our kids and in the process, we have ended up becoming a not so favourites of many of our family n friends.

Sonia Dogra April 11, 2019 at 9:37 am

We are along the same line of thought today. Thumbs up to your post.

Reply April 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Thanks Sonia…Am yet to read yours… Just in a bit..

Rashi Roy April 11, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Calvin is my all time favourite. It’s a great way to teach kids that it’s not difficult to be honest.

Reply April 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm

Thanks Rashi… Calvin definitely is a popular kid!

Priyanka Nair April 11, 2019 at 2:16 pm

Great message and yes through movies we can teach our kids a lot, I have watched Mulan, Brave and Moana with my daughter, all three movies are amazing and gives a great message for kids.

Reply April 12, 2019 at 3:14 pm

Oh absolutely Priyanka, we need to make our daughters see these for sure.They offer valuable messages without being to on the face. I love watching Disney movies too with my kids

Sonia Chatterjee April 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Calvin is one of my favorite characters. Unfortunately the external environment and peer pressure often ridicule those who decide to go the fair way.

Reply April 12, 2019 at 3:15 pm

You are right Sonia, It needs the courage to stand fair and hence alone.

anupriya April 11, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Like all your posts, this post too comes across as a balanced and righteous approach to parenting. more power to you so that you can bring forth many more parenting ideas.

Reply April 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm

Thank you Anupriya… your words add to my energy.. glad that what I present resonates with you…

vidhya thakkar April 11, 2019 at 6:38 pm

It’s an important lesson. loving your posts

Reply April 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm

Thanks Vidhya!

Random Musings April 11, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Some great examples, particularly Mulan who wanted to be judged on her abilities rather than her gender

Reply April 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm

Thank you Debbie… for stopping by and reading!

Shubhra Rastogi April 12, 2019 at 7:41 am

My daughter is so fair and just all the time that when some unjust is done to her she is literally in tears. Then it becomes very difficult to console her.

Reply April 12, 2019 at 3:11 pm

I sincerely hope you are able to protect her goodness amongst the not so fair world around… Love to her.

Neha Sharma April 13, 2019 at 5:08 pm

Being just and fair are great qualities and should be introduced to kids from an early age.

Reply April 14, 2019 at 10:50 am

Thank you, Neha for reading through… really value your comments!


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