In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.
Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against.
Here an attempt is made to explain suffering: the outcaste of traditional Hinduism is held to deserve his fetched fate; it is a punishment for the wrongs he did in a previous life.
The simplest way of understanding justice is giving people what they deserve. This idea goes back to Aristotle. The real difficulty begins with figuring out who deserves what and why.
Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up.
Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise. In great enterprises the attempt is enough.
We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.