Why does life, God, etc. let bad things happen to us?
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99% of the things that happen to us are because of our own actions . You know , like newton's 3rd law of motion - every action has an equal and opposite reaction . My personal opinion is that the world works on the concept of karma , you can give it different names like some say that the universe works on irony . Whatever we do , good or bad comes back to us in some way or the other . Metaphysics might intrigue you if you're really interested in questions like these...
God does not let bad things happen to us. He let's us make decisions that lead to bad things. Trust me, I've been there.
There are many proposed answers to that question. Nobody is sure of which one is the definite answer, but here is what I believe based on what I've read and analyzed, phrased in a way that is not particular to any religion if any.. Bad things happen because they have to. They balance out life. If everything that happened to us was good, there would no longer be good because there's no bad to which to compare it. Bad things make us appreciate the good, and it gives life meaning. A lot of the answer depends on your personal belief system, but this is my opinion that I think can be applied universally.
Some times tragedies are just blessings in disguise. Perhaps we needed to meet certain obstacles to learn and grow as a person. There's always two ways to view a situation, we're so focused on the negative that we forget there's a positive as well.
I struggled with this question for ages! The only justification I can think of is that suffering allows us to grow as people. It allows us to see who we really are; our faults, strengths, passions. Without hardship, where would we be? What would shape us? I mean, nothing cracks the whip and begs change better than disappointment and pain. Though, thats just my opinion :)
We can only learn from bad situations and things. And we can only appreciate the good things, when we had experienced wrong things and stressful situations.
because i believe it's a test to see what we would do in situations and what happens helps you figure out the rest in the future
no one really knows why it happens but certain bad things can be good for us. Have you ever heard the quote 'without pain how could we know joy?' by John Green. Its pretty true. Bad things make the good things better. If there were no bad things then everything good will seem like the norm and boring. If there were no bad things and you won the lottery you wouldn't have much of a reaction. the world would be bland. So its more to keep a balance
Bad things happen to us in order to let us grow as a person. I always asked myself why does God let bad things happen to me and I realized that it is a way to bring us closer to him. When you are feeling down, still rejoice in the Lord. He is always by our side and there's a reason to everything.
Why do bad things happen to good people? I'm sick of hearing the "G-d's divine plan" explanation to be honest. The REAL answer to this question simply doesn't exist. People suffer undeservedly, and any moral person would be bothered by that. The real answer lies within ourselves: we have the power to help those that suffer, and if there IS a G-d, he made it so that WE can alleviate it/prevent it. As long as the pain of innocents remains a burning question, we are bothered by its existence. And as long as we can't explain pain, we must alleviate it. If innocent people suffering does not fit into our worldview, we must eradicate it. Rather than justifying their pain, we need to get rid of it. So keep asking the question, why do bad things happen to good people. But stop looking for answers. Start formulating a response. Take your righteous anger and turn it into a force for doing good. Redirect your frustration with injustice and unfairness and channel it into a drive to fight injustice and unfairness. Let your outrage propel you into action. When you see innocent people suffering, help them. Combat the pain in the world with goodness. Alleviate suffering wherever you can. We don't want answers, we don't want explanations, and we don't want closure. We want an end to suffering. And we dare not leave it up to G-d to alleviate suffering. He is waiting for us to do it. That's what we are here for.
Bad things happen to us because they do. I've never once found an actual reason, and I'm sorry because looking for one is very easy. I'm sure if you have found a reason for your bad thing what ever it may be that there is some truth behind your finding. I don't want to sound pessimistic or discredit anyone who believes in a reason behind adversity, but I can only tell you that I have never found such a reason.
I have spent years asking this very question. I don't think God lets bad things happen to good people. Sometimes bad things happen to good people and there's no really good explanation.
Bad things are a part of life its like you cant get success without failure so even if something bad happens it will be followed be something good
Incidents that happen to us are a result of what we do. Our beliefs and ideals may contribute to our actions but we are still in control but once we let our beliefs and ideals take control of our lives, we’ll ourselves and I believe this is the reason why religion/ any kind of supernatural beliefs bring bad to our lives and society.
Life doesn't let things happen, it is all based on chance and how people react to their environment. You can never expected life to be fair, but you can always make the best of bad situations. How we react back to the world is the only real thing we can control. Encouraging others to act in good faith helps make things a little fairer.
It isn't God who lets bad things happen to us he's given us free will to make choices for ourselves it's our own choices, choices of another's actions, and unforeseen situations that things happen as they do. Lack of faith in God & ourselves also are the cause to making bad things take place.
Everything happen for a reason. Sometimes bad things happen because it will teach us something which may be useful and help us in the future.
I think bad things need to happen to us in order for us all to appreciate the good things we get too.
Everything that God does is for our good. There is never any bad intentions in his plans. Think about it, Nick Vujicic, a man with no arms and legs, becomes one of the most influential person in the world. He travels to different continents, and inspires and heals others. Just look! A guy with no arms and legs, helping others! If you have a disability, it's not necessarily bad. God just has a plan for you that everyone else doesn't have.
I wish we know the answer. Different religions or philosophies have different answers. It's something that bothers people for ages. I personally didn't find or hear the 'right' answer for me, but I think as people we should try to do our best to spread love so less bad things happen.
Nobody is perfect. It's about free will. Let us not get caught up too much on the bad things, rather focus on the change that makes you happy.
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