Do you agree that when bad things happen to good people that produces real growth?Explain position
Not always, no, but hopefully it's a time when friends and family gather around to offer love and support in such times
No, one couldn't possibly generalize in that way. Sometimes people, even good people, become despondent after tragedy and never recover. Human beings are very complex; far too complex for trite sayings about pain and growth. Even the term 'good' is a little too simplifying. Everyone has faults of some sort.
To that end, here's a little joke from Jack Handey, "Whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger. Not lifting weights doesn't kill me. Therefore not lifting weights makes me stronger."
One never knows what will or will not produce growth.
for your comment!
Something to think about!Reading your writing.Peace.
Some people think that sun and water produce growth in trees. However the bending and stretching from storms and high wind contributes a great deal more. "Good" people should be strong enough to bend, and not break in there self righteousness.
Not always. Sometimes people do not think they deserve the 'bad thing' which can bring pain, sleepless nights, heartache etc. An example is someone who loses a wife and child to HIV-Aids because a blood transfusion was tainted with the disease. Consider what happens when character is maligned or one is wrongly identified for a crime .Someone was kind enough to lend his truck to a friend; and the friend used it in the commission of a crime. He spent one year in jail awaiting trial and was acquitted. Those who seek revenge and are bitter will have a long time to grieve. Forgiveness is harder but through it one receives true.real growth.
What is a bad thing, what is a good thing? If we can apparently extract a lesson out of every situation we are confronted by in our lives, as stated by many of the great past & present leaders of humanity, then are there any bad things that can happen to anybody?
by Firoz 5 years ago
Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
by darkinside 8 years ago
why bad things hapen to good people.sure good things happen to bad also.but we can foeget that....severe problem is the bad happenings to good people....i recently read a bookhaving this title...can you speak about the logic behind it??
by ii3rittles 6 years ago
Why do bad things happen to people that don't deserve it?
by Susan Reid 6 years ago
I deliberately didn't post this in the Religion forum:-)(although spiritual and anti-spiritual, serious and flip answers of all shapes/sizes welcome).Mostly just reaching out to see who might have personal experiences to share.Thanks!MM
by Claire Evans 4 years ago
I've found in my personal life that when I get my house blessed bad things seem to happen that makes things almost unbearable. It's a common motif on programs on hauntings. Why?
by Heart's voice 8 years ago
Why do bad things happen to good people?
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