Why do bad things happen to good people?

3 years ago

What are your opinions?

November 24, 2011 at 4:11 am

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years ago ago

Bad things happen to bad people aswell though. It’s safe to say bad things just happen. And there aren’t as much good people in this world who are ‘Good’. There are many who are Neutral. But to be classified as “Good” to me you have to go above and beyond to help. My thoughts

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Profile photo of CJV CJV (@somuch2say) 3 years ago ago

for those who believe in Karma, it’s a good question.

But in general, i think that it really depends on what is “bad” and what is “good” since we all define it differently. What I have come to learn though is that life is not “good or bad” or black and white. There is so much gray area. sometimes seemingly good things turn out to be bad and vice versa.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years ago ago

@CJV I agree, and well said. Sooo much grey area, that the quote just doesn’t do anything for me anymore

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Profile photo of Ryan Ryan (@ryanj) 3 years ago ago

Look at the bad thing as an oppurtunity or experience that you can learn from. Its true there is so much grey area, just think of whatever it is as possibly a good thing. Every good/bad is what you make it to be.

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Profile photo of florida florida (@taylor222) 3 years ago ago

@Ryan Jeffery, very true.

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Profile photo of luigi luigi (@luigiblue) 3 years ago ago

What is bad and what is good?

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Profile photo of One One (@factsimile) 3 years ago ago

What is ‘is’?

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Profile photo of luigi luigi (@luigiblue) 3 years ago ago

Mind Blown ;)

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Bad things happen to everyone.

You can be a “good person” and be unprepared… that makes it worse.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years ago ago

@luigi Well I’d say bad is death and good is life.
But in some cases unwanted life is a bad and to a person with sickness death is good.

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Profile photo of John OMallen John OMallen (@omallen) 3 years ago ago

Good people just complain more because they feel they should be compensated for their niceness? Ha. I just thought of that.

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Profile photo of florida florida (@taylor222) 3 years ago ago

@Danny, lol thats what I was thinking.

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Profile photo of Hannah Hannah (@fruitystarburst) 3 years ago ago

If bad things didn’t happen we would get to used to the good and wouldn’t be able to appreciate it properly.

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Profile photo of Donald Dennison Donald Dennison (@imthetitsdd) 3 years ago ago

I think it happens to build character..bad stuff happens to good people to either help them realize they shouldnt be so nice or to help overcome plight

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Because karma is not real.

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Profile photo of Dick Dick (@dick) 3 years ago ago

Some bad things are indiscriminate, like getting caught in an earthquake.
Some are brought on by the persons ignorance, like not understanding the relationship between road conditions, tire conditions, and driver limitations.
Some brought on by the persons stupidity, like the person who believes that they do not control their own destiny.

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Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 3 years ago ago

Bad things happen to good people because god is testing thems.

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Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 3 years ago ago

You know, to see if they’re as good as he thinks they r.

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 3 years ago ago

Bad things don’t happen to anyone. Things happen, some people label such happenings as bad.

And those good people usually aren’t very good.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years ago ago

@Manimal Word! That seals all my thoughts in a very simple post.

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Profile photo of Troy Troy (@illusionist) 3 years ago ago

Tell yourself that this bad experience was awesome, a good experience and that you are happy as hell because of it.

It’s almost like spitting in the face of bad luck.

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Profile photo of Ray Butler Ray Butler M (@trek79) 3 years ago ago

Hannah, you’re on to something there. We appreciate the wonderful things in life more when we have bad experiences to compare them to.
Yeah, Karma does not exist, at least not in a linear sense that we can observe. Relativity, cause and effect do exist and natural things are not malicious or benevolent they just are. If they affect us with loss we will think they are bad but really it has no intent of it’s own.
Then there is human error which may be negligence or accident, this is where damage happens without intent. Then there is the will and intent of malicious people that causes damage.
Regardless of cause the fact is we are all fair game in a world subject to the laws of physics, nature and the intricacies of the human psyche.

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 3 years ago ago

Karma does exist, it just doesn’t work the way most people think it does. It’s all in your mind and body, it’s a feedback machine. You do bad shit, you feel bad. Even if it’s unconscious. Karma is merciless.

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Profile photo of 1.61803399 1.61803399 (@drunkmonkmeth) 3 years ago ago

good and bad are perception.. not real things as far as the universe is concerned. praying to a god or doing good deeds aren’t going to void you of bad experiences. In the human prospective bad things happen to good people because bad things happen to all people.

its life not a mystic force out to get you.

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Profile photo of mark kelber mark kelber (@markklb) 3 years ago ago

Do they? Is there really a difference between good and bad? Or is it possibly us attaching labels too or awarding “value” points off the various situations encountered in living? Of course there are many “bad” or unfortunate things that can occur in ones life however i can’t say that those “bad” or unfortunate things happen more often to “good” people. Some of the most unfortunate or “bad” things often turn out to become fortunate and auspicious if viewed from a different perspective after time has smoothed out the rough edges.

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