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Why is life so unfair?

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My sister who is younger than me (we are both senior citizens) flies in the face of G-d all the time.  She is very selfish, smug & wealthy & at present on a cruise for 6 weeks, home a short while & then going to Israel for the whole of the Summer.  Married young so never had relationship problems, 3 children in quick succession.   Says "life is wonderful" & so it is for her but not other people who live in the real world - like me with a husband of 70 who works six days a week (not Shabbat) to keep our heads above water.  I also have children & grandchildren with special needs who are very frum which does not protect you from having problems.  Find it difficult to cope with her, as not jealous but cannot understand why life is so unfair, she has never helped me or my family financially or emotionally just lives in her little dream world & worries about her friends.  How can I behave normally around her to keep the peace as her husband mocks anything which impairs his perfect life such as keeping Shabbat, etc - all that matters is the pursuit of pleasure &, unfortunately, her children & grandchildren follow suit.  All in all, we have nothing in common except the same parents & I spend most of my time not saying much for the sake of shalom!
asked Apr 5, 2014 in Married by anonymous
   

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All it needs is the will power to get over it . If you really think you want what she has , You have work towards it , Nothing is impossible in this world if you are so much passionate about anything it will surely take you wherever you want just need to be calm and hold on , Money is not everything in this world she doesn't have what you have . The love and the togetherness she doesn't own, you own it , You feel her life is good but you don't know you would hate it if you were into her shoes for a day or two , You have a wonderful family and loving kids and the Love that keeps you together and god like husband who works so that he can keep your dreams alive , Family comes first  nothing else matters , When you die you are gonna think how many people smiled because of me rather you would think how much money i've made or what i spent it on remember you wont take a dollar.Peace,
answered Apr 9, 2014 by smartguy Inquisitive Expert (111,120 points)
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The Bible identifies Satan the Devil, God’s arch-opposer, as the root of unfairness and inequality. He was the first cause of inequity early in man’s existence. Satan has fanned the flames of unfairness ever since, thus hoping to heap further reproach on Jehovah and His just ways of dealing with His creatures.—Genesis 3:4, 5; John 8:44; Revelation 12:9.
During what the Bible calls the last days of this unjust civilization, increasing woes were foretold to be brought by Satan upon people in all parts of the earth. Why? Because he knows that he has only a short time of existence left. So do not be unduly alarmed at the increase of unfairness and other forms of oppression. Rather, see in such happenings part of the composite sign that a complete change of system is at hand.—Revelation 12:12; Daniel 12:4; 2 Timothy 3:1.
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answered Feb 17, 2015 by Spice Inquisitive Expert (9,180 points)

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