FairnessBy: Ashley Lamb, Stevens Family Member
"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."
-- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
We live in a culture that teaches us to “look out for number one” – ourselves – no matter what. But in the Stevens family, we have learned to do things in a much different way. It isn’t about whether we are receiving fair treatment, but whether we are giving it. Our faith that God is in control of all things really helps, especially when being fair is hard.
Something I’ve observed with our family is that being fair is an opportunity that you sometimes need to actively seek out. It is important to look at how our actions affect others: family, friends, co-workers, and customers. My family has always been very intentional about how they are affecting other people. Take, for example, how OPEX seeks to fairly provide adequate healthcare to its employees, regardless of their position in the company. Providing great healthcare is simply a matter of fairness, of doing what’s right.