Why do bad things happen to good people?

3 years, 3 months ago

What are your opinions?

November 24, 2011 at 4:11 am

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

I know a person who was driving and swerved and braked their vehicle to avoid hitting a grouse (aka wild chicken-like bird), dropped the vehicle on it’s side and her young son was killed. This was a bad thing. No silver lining on that cloud.

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Profile photo of Iuvenesco Iuvenesco (@iuvenesco) 3 years, 3 months ago ago

Subjectively bad. Not objectively bad. That story has no effect on me. Not bad for me. Only “bad” for her.

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

Good and bad does exist to our feelings. If we loose something or someone we love we feel bad. You can not say it does not exist that it is a label, it is a feeling, right or wrong it exists.

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

@Ray Butler That’s exactly why good and bad doesn’t exist. If you lose something you “love” and feel bad about it, that’s all because of your thoughts about it. The loss didn’t hurt, your thoughts about it did.

Check what’s going on in your mind next time you get upset, I promise you’ll find some interesting stuff.

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

@Ray Butler That’s exactly why good and bad doesn’t exist. If you lose something you “love” and feel bad about it, that’s all because of your thoughts about it. The loss didn’t hurt, your thoughts about it did.

Check what’s going on in your mind next time you get upset, I promise you’ll find some interesting stuff.

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

Your right, it does not physically exist, but is a concept. Can we say that something that is a thought does not exist because it does not contain a concrete physical structure?

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

Your right, it does not physically exist, but is a concept. Can we say that something that is a thought does not exist because it does not contain a concrete physical structure?

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Profile photo of stonedragon stonedragon (@stonedragon21) 3 years, 3 months ago ago

yes thoughts ray are invisible but very powerful never the less and
yes manimal what you say about karma i agree
it is merciless and does work like a machine.
you reep what you sow
in the tangible world or the invisible world of thoughts.

that is why we need to keep our thinking positive and clean. and try to excerzize some mind training. in other words. meditation.

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Profile photo of stonedragon stonedragon (@stonedragon21) 3 years, 3 months ago ago

yes thoughts ray are invisible but very powerful never the less and
yes manimal what you say about karma i agree
it is merciless and does work like a machine.
you reep what you sow
in the tangible world or the invisible world of thoughts.

that is why we need to keep our thinking positive and clean. and try to excerzize some mind training. in other words. meditation.

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

Yeah, I think I see what Manimal is saying, that thoughts in a way do exist but we can control them, how they affect us even emotionally.

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

Yeah, I think I see what Manimal is saying, that thoughts in a way do exist but we can control them, how they affect us even emotionally.

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Profile photo of stonedragon stonedragon (@stonedragon21) 3 years, 3 months ago ago

ya ray, im beginning to become super aware of that. if we think positive thoughts our emotions feel better
but .what are emotions anyway. they are actually thoughts but in our body. like for example you feel ok. then you get a call from your mother, and it brings you down, and then you feel a constiction in your chest and you call it sadness. so if you look closely the emotions are in the body and the thoughts are in the head.
or are they??

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Profile photo of stonedragon stonedragon (@stonedragon21) 3 years, 3 months ago ago

ya ray, im beginning to become super aware of that. if we think positive thoughts our emotions feel better
but .what are emotions anyway. they are actually thoughts but in our body. like for example you feel ok. then you get a call from your mother, and it brings you down, and then you feel a constiction in your chest and you call it sadness. so if you look closely the emotions are in the body and the thoughts are in the head.
or are they??

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

Yeah. Some call it vibrational access, others call it attraction or other things like that. Basically, if you feel good and think good thoughts, you will access/attract more good feelings and thoughts. It becomes a feedback loop, everything becomes a feedback loop in the subconscious mind. Keep it up for a while, and before you know it you’ll be truly high on life.

Most people live their whole lives with very negative feedback loops/snowballs/whatever you wanna call it. It’s no wonder bad stuff happens to them, because having constantly negative thoughts and feelings will put you in situations where “bad” things happen. Whereas positive feelings and thougths put you in situations where “good” things happen.

Anything you feed your mind, it multiplies. Of course it thinks that whatever you think is exactly what you want, why else would you even think the thought? That’s what really happens behind the scenes of far out ideas like law of attraction or creative visualisation etc. There is tons of really good stuff out there in the world, but since most people are so damn negative they LITERALLY cannot even see these things.

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

Yeah. Some call it vibrational access, others call it attraction or other things like that. Basically, if you feel good and think good thoughts, you will access/attract more good feelings and thoughts. It becomes a feedback loop, everything becomes a feedback loop in the subconscious mind. Keep it up for a while, and before you know it you’ll be truly high on life.

Most people live their whole lives with very negative feedback loops/snowballs/whatever you wanna call it. It’s no wonder bad stuff happens to them, because having constantly negative thoughts and feelings will put you in situations where “bad” things happen. Whereas positive feelings and thougths put you in situations where “good” things happen.

Anything you feed your mind, it multiplies. Of course it thinks that whatever you think is exactly what you want, why else would you even think the thought? That’s what really happens behind the scenes of far out ideas like law of attraction or creative visualisation etc. There is tons of really good stuff out there in the world, but since most people are so damn negative they LITERALLY cannot even see these things.

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Profile photo of jjj jjj (@crackedout6pack) 3 years, 3 months ago ago

Dwayne: I wish I could just sleep until I was eighteen and skip all this crap-high school and everything-just skip it.

Frank: Do you know who Marcel Proust is?

Dwayne: He’s the guy you teach.

Frank: Yeah. French writer. Total loser. Never had a real job. Unrequited love affairs. Gay. Spent 20 years writing a book almost no one reads. But he’s also probably the greatest writer since Shakespeare. Anyway, he uh… he gets down to the end of his life, and he looks back and decides that all those years he suffered, Those were the best years of his life, ’cause they made him who he was. All those years he was happy? You know, total waste. Didn’t learn a thing. So, if you sleep until you’re 18… Ah, think of the suffering you’re gonna miss. I mean high school? High school-those are your prime suffering years. You don’t get better suffering than that.

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Profile photo of jjj jjj (@crackedout6pack) 3 years, 3 months ago ago

Dwayne: I wish I could just sleep until I was eighteen and skip all this crap-high school and everything-just skip it.

Frank: Do you know who Marcel Proust is?

Dwayne: He’s the guy you teach.

Frank: Yeah. French writer. Total loser. Never had a real job. Unrequited love affairs. Gay. Spent 20 years writing a book almost no one reads. But he’s also probably the greatest writer since Shakespeare. Anyway, he uh… he gets down to the end of his life, and he looks back and decides that all those years he suffered, Those were the best years of his life, ’cause they made him who he was. All those years he was happy? You know, total waste. Didn’t learn a thing. So, if you sleep until you’re 18… Ah, think of the suffering you’re gonna miss. I mean high school? High school-those are your prime suffering years. You don’t get better suffering than that.

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Profile photo of stonedragon stonedragon (@stonedragon21) 3 years, 3 months ago ago

@manimal. the SECRET. that is a book that i was following for a while.its kind of an American hype book, but it outlines exactly what you are saying and explains how to go about doing it.
the chapters are divided in love, money, health, etc. but it all boils down to exactly what you are saying.

thanks for reminding me to apply this antidote to my life.
we need to keep feeding the machine good food.
i guess it is nothing other than karma.

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Profile photo of stonedragon stonedragon (@stonedragon21) 3 years, 3 months ago ago

@manimal. the SECRET. that is a book that i was following for a while.its kind of an American hype book, but it outlines exactly what you are saying and explains how to go about doing it.
the chapters are divided in love, money, health, etc. but it all boils down to exactly what you are saying.

thanks for reminding me to apply this antidote to my life.
we need to keep feeding the machine good food.
i guess it is nothing other than karma.

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

I’ve only seen the movie, which sucked something awful. The book could be right though, I haven’t read it.

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

I’ve only seen the movie, which sucked something awful. The book could be right though, I haven’t read it.

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Profile photo of stonedragon stonedragon (@stonedragon21) 3 years, 3 months ago ago

dont bother. you have the idea down pat. the book was just about as hyped as the movie. the good news is that it does give your average joeblow the idea to use their mind for something more than the usual garbage nagging bitching negative bullcrap.

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Profile photo of stonedragon stonedragon (@stonedragon21) 3 years, 3 months ago ago

dont bother. you have the idea down pat. the book was just about as hyped as the movie. the good news is that it does give your average joeblow the idea to use their mind for something more than the usual garbage nagging bitching negative bullcrap.

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