Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

One of the most asked question in life and even in Google besides ‘how do you spell…’ is why do bad things happen to good people?! From everything I have learned in life, no one is perfect or in this case ‘good.’ Unless we are talking about the good according to Google ‘ to be desired or approved , having the required quality or of high standard or  benefit or advantage to someone or something.’ In this case, we are all good. However, if we are talking about the ‘ultimate good’, the righteous, pure, 100% love, humble, generous, 100% selfless, good to the environment, when punched  turns the other cheek or when stolen from tells the thief I love you and etc. well, that is …cough*…questionable. I mean, at times we all do that and sometimes we get them right back. Hence, we are all alright.

As I’m writing this, I’m thinking about ‘Bad Moms’ and how the main character depicted herself as a bad mother because sometimes she feels like everything she does is not good enough. Long story short, the moral of the film is that no mother is 100% good. Sometime they are too strict or not strict enough, sometime they do their children’s homework and sometime they don’t. Plus, their is no winning with kids sometimes, so who are we to blame them?

Similarly, we are capable of doing good things but nobody is 100% good. why? because that is life. Life is about making mistakes, growing and getting our honesty game on point. And, I think all people are capable of doing good things if only they know how. Hence, sometimes it’s good to be a teacher.

Anyways, if you are reading for the sole reason ‘why bad things happen to good people?’ Well, the truth is, bad things happen to all people. And, the way I make sense or at least try to make sense of it is, without bad, we would not know what is good. Take, for example, When you have a headache and you want nothing but for it to go away. Once, that headache is gone, you feel on top of the world, like literally. Now, if that headache didn’t occur,  it is guaranteed that you would not have known  the goodness of not having a headache. Hence, you cherish it more. Although this example is somewhat childish, I hope it makes sense to you. If you don’t get it, feel free to comment.

Truly yours,

Trying to make sense!


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