One of the mistakes many of us make is that we feel sorry for ourselves, or for others, thinking that life should be fair, or that someday it will be. It's not and it won't. What gives us the right to expect to be rewarded for hard work or the good things we do? We must do what's right for our own sake. The nice thing about surrendering to the fact that life isn't fair is that it keeps us from feeling sorry for ourselves. Anyway, it's not life's job to make everything perfect, it's our own challenge.