Somewhere along the way we learn that life is not dished out in fair, even slices and are much happier if we accept this fact. We are acquainted with immature people who have difficulty with hard things that come their way. No one is guaranteed an easy life and our struggles should make us stronger, more resilient and empathetic.
How unfair is that?!
Recently I was out birding with a friend from work when we came across a little Chipping Sparrow who was working furiously to feed a very loud and demanding juvenile Cowbird. The youngster was much larger than the surrogate parent. The Cowbird sat in the grass as the sparrow flew up, down, left and right catching insects which it placed in the Cowbird's beak. I approached to get a closer shot and the Cowbird flew most capably to the top of a nearby tree.
What a lazy adolescent!