Here's How - and What to do about it!
The Just World Fallacy is the belief that the world is fair.
II's a comforting thought. We'd all hope that the world would work this way.
But, unfortunately, it isn't realistic. Sometimes bad things happen to good people for no rhyme or reason, and sometimes bad people get rewarded for their evil.
Believing the world is just, even subconsciously, has huge impacts on our lives The implications are especially transparent in our financial lives and in political policy
If it's an individual's fault they are poor, people are less likely to vote for policies that would help them. It turns into a viscous cycle of blaming the downtrodden for their circumstances rather than fixing the over arching problems that led to them
Having a run of bad luck doesn't mean you are a bad person, or that you deserve to fail. That's just the just world fallacy messing with you.
Knowing about it and acknowledging it's impacts can help you understand your thoughts and feelings about important topics