Life is not Fair

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“Why do bad things happen to good people?”


How many times have you heard that cliché?  A lot, I will bet.  Have you ever thought about this:  If good people experience “bad” things so frequently that a cliché exists about this situation, what does that say about the efficacy of all the prayers these “good” people continue to offer up to their gods?

Not good, huh?

The truth is that bad things happen to good people and bad people.  In fact, a more important factor in whether good or bad things will happen to you is being smart.  Smart people have less bad things happen to them than people who are foolish.  But even smart people will have bad things happen to them.  It’s called random chance.

Bad things happen to everyone.  But for me, it is much more comforting to know that if something bad happens in my life it was due to one of only two possible reasons:   I did something stupid, or, it was simply random chance; I could not have prevented it no matter how smart I am.  For me, that is so much more comforting than having a third option:  A capricious god wanted to test my loyalty to him, causing me to suffer as a consequence.

Life is not fair.  But it is so much more fair without gods, devils, and other supernatural ghouls.

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