Everything Happens For a Reason

Although some may not agree with it, I am sure that every single person on this earth has heard the saying “Everything happens for a reason.” If I received a dollar for every single time someone said that to me throughout the course of my life, I would rich by now. Even though I have been told this so many times, I still wonder to myself if I even should believe it. I mean, why should I? I have witnessed plenty of things in my life where bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people for no reason that I can identify. How come good people have family members diagnosed with a life threatening illness? How come there are bad people that only wish malic on people but win the lottery? So, why do these things happen? I have never discovered why something happened after knowing that the specific person did not deserve it, so why do so many people drill this concept into my brain when I have never actually seen evidence that it is true?

Do other people feel this way or am I the only one that questions this saying? I find it hard to believe that so many people live by this saying just because they believe it and don’t actually see evidence that it is true. I hope one day I see this evidence and can trust that even though bad things may occur, they always happen for a reason.

5 thoughts on “Everything Happens For a Reason

  1. You’re definitely not the only person who questions this saying! I think the concept of everything happening for a reason strongly relates to our concept of free will and whether or not we have choice. I have seen countless examples of bad things happening to good people and the opposite as well and every time, it is hard not to ask the question “why?” I’m so glad to see other people thinking this same way and I found your perspective on this topic really interesting!

  2. Mia, it’s fascinating to hear your opinions on this commonly used phrase. I personally like to think that everything happens for a reason, but come to think of it, I also have nothing to back it up. I started questioning myself when you said, ” How come good people have family members diagnosed with a life threatening illness?” this is a great thought. Maybe it’s saying that it happens for a reason because it strengthens you throughout the process, thus preparing you for what obstacles lie ahead.

  3. I understand where you are coming from. I believe this saying to an extent, but I am also confused as to why it seems the best people are being punished for nothing. You are definitely not the only one that thinks about this.

  4. I completely agree with you. I always find myself saying this, but do I actually believe what I am portraying to other people? I feel like it is just a habit to say now. The questioning throughout your writing allows the reader to reflect on past times where they may have experienced this themselves, and it helps people understand where you are coming from.

  5. I too believe that there are some very questionable things in this world that seem so unjust; however, I try to look on the positive side of things. Maybe people use this phrasing as a way to look on the brightside and add a little optimism in their life when things are rough. I do agree with your point that it does seem weird that people follow this message almost religiously, when there are some unexplainable occurances in this world.

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