Why do bad things happen to good people?

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florida (@taylor222)    2 years, 8 months ago

What are your opinions?

0 votes, posted 11.24.2011 at 4:11 am
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Anonymous (@)2 years, 8 months 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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CJV (@somuch2say)2 years, 8 months 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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Anonymous (@)2 years, 8 months 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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Ryan (@ryanj)2 years, 8 months 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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florida (@taylor222)2 years, 8 months ago ago

@Ryan Jeffery, very true.

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luigi (@luigiblue)2 years, 8 months ago ago

What is bad and what is good?

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One (@factsimile)2 years, 8 months ago ago

What is ‘is’?

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luigi (@luigiblue)2 years, 8 months ago ago

Mind Blown ;)

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BirdFlyingHigh (@birdflyinghigh)2 years, 8 months ago ago

Bad things happen to everyone.

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

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Anonymous (@)2 years, 8 months 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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John OMallen (@omallen)2 years, 8 months 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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florida (@taylor222)2 years, 8 months ago ago

@Danny, lol thats what I was thinking.

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Hannah (@fruitystarburst)2 years, 8 months 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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Donald Dennison (@imthetitsdd)2 years, 8 months 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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Dick (@dick)2 years, 8 months 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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Dan (@danfontaine)2 years, 8 months ago ago

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

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Dan (@danfontaine)2 years, 8 months ago ago

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

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ELI var namnet (@manimal)2 years, 8 months 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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Anonymous (@)2 years, 8 months ago ago

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

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Troy (@illusionist)2 years, 8 months 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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Ray Butler (@trek79)2 years, 8 months 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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ELI var namnet (@manimal)2 years, 8 months 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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1.61803399 (@drunkmonkmeth)2 years, 8 months 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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mark kelber (@markklb)2 years, 8 months 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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