Fairness – "seeing a situation from the viewpoint of others; not just from ourselves, and seeking the best, just, and most equable solution, even if it hurts us." Fairness is not insisting on having our rights over someone else's. Being fair means, playing by the rules, not taking advantage of others, not blaming others carelessly,  listening to others and trying to understand what they are feeling and saying, considering all the facts, including opposing views, and using the same standards for everyone in the same situation. Fairness requires impartiality, intellectual honesty, and disclosure of material conflicts of interest. It involves a subordination of one’s own feelings, prejudices and desires so as to achieve a proper balance of conflicting interests. Fairness is treating others in the same fashion that you would want to be treated. (Matthew 7:12a), " Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them…"

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