Most societies teach kids the Just-World Fallacy.
“Karma. You reap what you sow. What goes around comes around.”
The Just-World Fallacy promises that you get rewarded for good behavior and punished for bad behavior.
As we get older, we start to see bad things happen to good people. We observe or experience firsthand the effects of systemic oppression. Inevitably, we begin to question if the entire system is rigged against us. Sometimes, that makes us want to give up.
The world will never be perfect, but we can always work to make it better. The question isn’t whether or not the world is fair. The question is what you’re going to do about it.