Fairness is looking at a decision from the viewpoint of each person involved. (Bill Gothard, writer, speaker)
We often hear it said that life isn’t fair, and that certainly seems to be true in many cases. We hear of schemes in athletics to “steal signals,” for instance, that gives an unfair advantage to one team over another. People of honest character, however, will try to make decisions on the basis of all the pluses and minuses on both sides. Only then can true fairness be practiced.
[The] purpose [of the proverbs] is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. . . The Lord demands accurate scales and balances; he sets the standards for fairness. (Proverbs 1:3; 16:11)