In the overarching determination of any ethical and civilized society there exists a commonality of freedom, liberty, and equality. These attributes were the underlying objective behind the United States’ founding fathers, and are a continual effort of civil rights leaders and organizations across the world. Within the context of all of these areas is the term fairness. Fairness can be placed into a context of action, occurrence, expectation, proclamation, bias, negativity, and into nearly every aspect of communicative applications.
Though the technical and definitive term for fairness extends into several categories that have nothing to do with the notions of equality – such as paint-color display or perception – the term for category in this concept pertains directly to interpersonal communications and characteristics. Fairness is most commonly referred to, in this concept, as a consideration of equal division. That division could lie in opportunity, outreach, treatment, opinion, and many other areas.
Fairness has a degree of opinion associated with its consideration. What may be fair to one may not be fair to another. An ideal example in the concept of considered fairness is displayed best among children. Take two children who sit in front of a chocolate pie. Each wishes very much to have a piece of the pie. There is only one way to divide the pie so that one child does not feel more slighted than the other – fairly. In equally dividing the pie for each child, fairness is achieved and essentially the most beneficial outcome.
Nowhere else can the determination for fairness be seen the same as in the court of law. The pursuit of justice, this is the objective of any case of broken law. In full consideration, fairness is a term at the heart of most societal infrastructures. Its importance reigns most apparent through all of the organizations, institutions, parliaments and governments of the modern world.