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Bad things don't just happen to good people. They happen to everyone, not just the good. The reason why? Its life. The only thing is, we must decide whether or not we want to get back up after those bad things and hard times.

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SuperGeek64
Good answer mate. Oranges for you.
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msteck02

Karma seeks the bad patiently...

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It's accidental or coincidental.

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Sometimes there's a purpose behind them, but they won't realize it until the bad thing is over...

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Cause the world sucks

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It's a test.

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A test?...to see how strong we are?
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In a way, yeah.
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DLR84

Bad things that happen is what builds our strength and character as a individual. Life is what you make it.
You can accept things and grow as a person or you can be bitter, pitiful and miserable blaming others for misfortunes.

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JuggaloPride

I ask myself the same question.

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THINGS happen to people.
Some of the things are good, some are bad.
Some of the people are good, some are bad.
If you want to be successful in life the trick is to capitalise on the good things, and handle the bad things to the very best of your ability.

I used to work night shift with a guy called Bomber Brown and we played euchre when it was quiet. The stake was one lottery ticket a week. We were very level in ability but Bomber played his bad cards a little better than I did and, once in a while, he'd win a hand that he should have lost. The result was that he never one had to buy a ticket. I bought them all.

That's the secret. Anybody can play well with good cards; it's how you play the bad cards that determines your quality of life.

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Hi Dodgy, very true "secret".

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Sure it should, but I found it anyway.
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Oops... Durn Migrainy eyes!!
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Ooh. My wife's been having horrible migraines lately, too. I sympathize.
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No one is immune, some are more equip to battle it or stave it off but it has a way of creeping in.

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What is "bad" outside of the definitions we as sentient beings give to occurrences at one end of the good things/bad things scale? Why do things happen to people at that end? Because they happen all over that scale. Sometimes, it's at the "bad" end.

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"bad"...what is "bad"...we as humans have taken things we don't understand that hurt us or make us want to die and given it a name. Life, the beautiful yet horrifying essence of what God himself left behind. More problems, more names. Depression, death, sickness, "bad". It's all in the eye of the beholder, but what about the foggy mist between the eye and the thing itself..it's there, but we don't see all of it....is that what you mean? Help me to understand.
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I'm not positive I understand what you mean. But I don't think there's a "foggy mist" preventing us from seeing the good. Some things are beneficial to the sentient being. Some things are detrimental. And there's a near infinite variety of not fully one or the other in between the two. I do feel there are some who are so depressed and so downtrodden that they cannot possibly see things on the good end of the scale. In cases such as those, good things would still be perceived as bad things.
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One of my ESL student asked me this question a few days ago. I asked her; doesn't the rain fall on everyone, the just and the unjust? In short, bad things happen to everyone, it's just more noticeable on 'good' people because of the life they lead (e.g like my student). Just forget for one minute that people are beyond good and bad and that we are in sense among the plants and animals that inhabit the earth. When a fox catches a rabbit and eats it, do you think this solely good or bad? As we see it, it's obviously bad for the rabbit, but good for the fox. What did the rabbit do to deserve the bad and what did the fox do to deserve the good. It just is! ;) Get my point? :P

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Now you're speaking our dialect, momo!!
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Lol Novel! ;)
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