In the dream, I asked the woman, “Would there be some way we can make sure people are compensated fairly?”

Fair - Blaugust Deep Dream Journal Part 11

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Fair - Blaugust Deep Dream Journal Part 11

In the dream, I asked the woman, “Would there be some way we can make sure people are compensated fairly?”

The woman seemed nice, but oddly fixated on a weathered dagger. “No.”

“That’s it?”

“Yes. It is impossible to create a universal, objective measurement of fair compensation to fit all people of the world.”

“That’s depressing.”

“Perhaps this will help: The recipient of compensation is the final arbiter of its fairness. If you feel you have been fairly compensated, then you were fairly compensated. Otherwise, the compensation was unfair.”

“That’s unfair to the remitter of the compensation. The recipient agreed to the terms.”

“One would assume, and one would assume the recipient judged it fair at the time of agreement. However there are situations where the recipient of compensation might not have a choice about the terms of the agreement.”

“There’s always choices in life.”

“In an abstract sense, perhaps, but practicality sometimes stands in the way. Very few people are going to choose to starve to death instead of accepting an unfair compensation.”

Image source: Fia from Elden Ring.

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