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Why "Bad" Things Happen To "Good" People

Updated on November 26, 2009

Why Me What Did I Do?

What did I do I a "good person?"

What did I do, I am good person. Why did this misfortune happen to me".  I know when things did not go my way or I got in trouble, I would have those thoughts.  Is God punishing me for some past deed.  I am not trying to hurt anyone, how come I must endure this hardship. 

Well after years of study and experience with both favorable and unfavorable results I have come to this conclusion.  There are sequences of events that are in our control and those that are not in our control.  There are over seven billion people on the planet and every action that is performed by an individual in thought and deed will put them in a particular place at a particular time. I am sure most people in their mind think they are a good person and they are doing the "right thing", however there are other forces out there that may want the person that seemingly appear to be good to learn a lesson.

I have learned that some people attract unwanted energy from other because of what they may do innocently.  Example: a person walking through a rough neighborhood wearing flashy jewelery.  It is their jewelry to wear, they worked hard and earned it great.  Except they walk into the local gang and they get robbed.  Yes, how predictable. Sometimes "good" people set them selves up either because they are careless or honestly naive.

Some argue that there are different levels of goodness.  One example they give me is that there are two people who engage in the same activities helping other people, donating to charities, very respectful etc, but one eats meat and the other does not.  Some argue that because the one person does not eat meat they are on a superior level of goodness because they recognize the value of life in all living entities not just human beings.  There consciousness is more evolved and the vegetarian would have a greater connection to nature and they would receive more positive energy returned to them.

Another view that I would like to share is that the big picture is hard to see.  Example: An innocent person goes to jail. Oh man that really suck!!  However while in jail this person was the reason that three or four truly guilty people wanted to sincerely change their lives for the better.  Thanks o the true goodness of this innocent person, they former criminals go out and help to make improvement in the society once released.  Yes, the friends of the innocent person would be outraged and miserable missing their loved one, but it was the destiny of that loved on to go and help those particular criminals so it was the universe it self that put the innocent person where they were needed most. 

It is really hard to see the big picture on this little planet we call Earth.  For, those of us who believe in the eternal soul and Karma on a cosmic level it gets even more complicated because now the past life of the individual soul is factored into the equation. 

I hope these thought give comfort to some people who have had to experience hardships while they struggle to become the best person they could become. 


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    • drpastorcarlotta profile image

      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 8 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Well written Hub my friend!! I love the example of the innocent person that goes to jail! GREAT illustration. I love it!!! Blessings and when you get a chance come visit me.

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      RevLady 8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      A very interesting and positive way to perceive life and its challenges.