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I Wonder Why Bad Things Happen to Good People

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    I Wonder Why

    Tonight, I was watching a show and this person said exactly this: Why does bad things happen to good people?  I would love knowing the answer too.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 19, 2011

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    Bad Things

    I just can't figure this out. Some people have all this good luck. Then others have bad. I guess myself would be in the good person with bad luck. I'm truly working on this now. I have removed all negative people from my life. And allow only positive people in my life. I also put...
    butterflylady21 butterflylady21 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    I Really Do Wonder Why.

    I do think about this. I see so many good people working hard that deserve a break. Instead, several of them just keep receiving obstacles that they have to overcome. There's so many bad people on the other hand that get lucky and come out on top. For example, you see all these...
    ninja007time ninja007time 22-25, M Aug 25, 2012

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    "Karma"

    This is why I don't believe in karma. Because bad things happen to good people all the time, even more often than bad things happen to bad people. Bad things would never happen to good people if karma were actually real. They would only happen to people doing bad things, not...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 4 Responses May 15, 2010

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    Sara I'm So Sorry For Your Loss

    What am I to say. I'm at a loss. I'm sorry I haven't been there. I can't believe its been so long. I bet the kids are huge and your the greatest mother in the world. My sympathy goes out to your and your bleesed children at this time in loss. You were High School sweethearts and...
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04 26-30 3 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    I Too Wonder Why Bad Things Happen To Good People

    In this world there are Good people and bad people..According to BIBLE, it's like a war between two forces..The Angels versus Lucifer..Sometimes, Lucifer win over the angels..Angels stand for the good people ie for the people of JESUS, the God fearing people...Lucifer stands for...
    Vijijcob Vijijcob 41-45, M 9 Responses Sep 22, 2010

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    ...struck In The Face By A Thrown Bottle...

    there was a news article last night about an elderly woman (around 64yrs old) being struck in the face by a full beer bottle thrown out of a car that was just passing by...apparently there were four people in the car...the lady is now in intensive care...why would...
    truthseekr truthseekr 51-55, F 7 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    "The rain it falleth on the just And also on

    the unjust fella But more upon the just Because the unjust fella steals The just man 's umbrella" Anon
    FascistAnarchyNOthanks FascistAnarchyNOthanks 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2014

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    Update..

    Well, since I haven't been on here in god knows how long..I'll give you an update....I told my parents about my self harm and how I've been feeling down etc. Didn't go well.. (as I expected) my mum broke down in tears, my dad...well, he just asked me 'why?! It's because of us isn...
    BeMyEscapee BeMyEscapee 16-17, F Apr 9, 2012

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    All my life ive wonderd this im a very nice person yet all i did was get buyyled bashed and cursed with a eating disorder and suck *** mom dad and Beat by few people lost evreything close to me what next
    xkity123x xkity123x 18-21, T 1 Response Dec 13, 2010

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    Nanaaanaiiiiiii

    ahhh i see it all the time, the popular slags and scratters do what they want and get away with it, be horrible to people and think they're proper amazing, nothing bad happens to them yet people like me and others i know who dont do anything wrong are the ones then get treated...
    Luceee Luceee 16-17 1 Response Aug 8, 2009

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    Thank You, Doctor.

    I never had a moment where I asked that question "Why do bad things happen to good people?" Before today. Early this morning, my mother got an email from her father saying that my pediatrician (whom I haven't seen in years) was reported missing on Monday. She was last seen...
    AynsleyRosalinda AynsleyRosalinda 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I don't connect with many people. I don't trust their agenda so to speak, and I always expect people to disappoint in the end. Why? Because they often do. It is so rare to find...
    Hanna8393 Hanna8393 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I was in 11th grade economics class and there was this kid in there who was "slow". I think his name was... I can't even remember it but I remember his face. Anyway I sat next to...
    IbexIbanez IbexIbanez 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    he does bad things but i see the good in him that no one else does. im in college, hes smokes, drinks, fights, hes been arrested. but i still love him and want to change him...
    jaileen jaileen 18-21, F 9 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    people wouldn't care.. they would be happy that i was gone, they wouldn't have to worry about me anymore. just one less person to worry about..
    xsarah15x xsarah15x 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well yes because i trust no one..its not coz of some personal bad experience..i just cant let people in..i am very vary of human ..i dont know why but i always am afraid that...
    QuirkyKiara QuirkyKiara 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    It happens quite often. The other day I get a new 'fan' who also wants to message me. A quick check of his profile shows about 20 other names he just added to his circle so I guess...
    adel66 adel66 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    First person I chatted with asked me about my body. Just today, my first day on EP. His name is: Oct91714.
    AsianInSoCal AsianInSoCal 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love my Pastor.... we've known him and his wife for years. Just about every Sunday my husband and I go out to eat with our small church group. It's good fellowship. One thing...
    sweetgem8 sweetgem8 41-45, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    We have all done bad things, that doesn't make us bad people!!!
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Useless... People. People complain about how bad things have changed. Yet you choose to answer and give attention to pathetic questions and ridiculous statements in the Q&A...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    He is pretty average. But, he doesn't know that he made me feel guilty. Whenever I look at him, he just melt my heart away. His vibe, personality, etc. Heehee..
    AllAboutL AllAboutL 70+, F 5 days ago

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    You attract confusion when you put yourself in a complicated situation.. You wont feel the effect at first but once you indulge yourself with others peoples dilemma you find your...
    nalbyan nalbyan 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    for me, I just like to read peoples around me, listening to their thoughts about things happening, nd observing like how cool or stupid anyone can be... lol :D
    sourabh42 sourabh42 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I really don't like this because I can be a religious person at times. But anyways, I use to and still try not to blame God for things that have happened in my life. Everybody goes...
    dhaith dhaith 16-17, F a week ago

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    Waiting for somebody or something is one of the worst feeling ever!
    Sahel170 Sahel170 36-40, F Feb 3

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    1) I have never had a cavity 2) I am left handed 3) my personality is INFJ 4) I LOVE Ireland THAT IS THE NUMBER ONE PLACE I WANT TO VISIT...Maybe I could just live there *shrugs* 5...
    Mars000 Mars000 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Sometimes, on nights like this (when I'm dreading the next day), I wonder why...Why I do the things I do? I'm trying to help everyone else and that selflessness comes at the...
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F Jan 31

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    I have friends I used to talk to everyday. Now its like they are no longer interested in what I have to say anymore and so I get ignored. I wonder why I even bother sometimes...why...
    bluesky1223 bluesky1223 18-21, M Jan 31

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    No ones ever on here to talk so is this really worth my time probably not
    justgettinby justgettinby 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I had a job at McDonald's. During that time I was quiet and unsocial. I only talked to the customers and the one annoying classmate who pushed me around. I was not interested in...
    lostfollower lostfollower 16-17, F 11 Responses Jan 31

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    I am an idealist.I am deeply saddened by bad things happening to the undeserving, but I think. But for the example of Christ we are all lost.I say my prayers and trust to see the...
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    When God created human, the angels were surprised. "Why the heck You created a being like this, who will destroy each other, destroy the earth?" Oh, by the way, I paraphrase the...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 30

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    Want to wear a skirt daily in public then go ahead and do it just like I do here in eastern Tennessee every day during the hot humid summer months . I wear a denim skirt at just...
    girdledfarmer girdledfarmer 61-65, M Jan 29

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    But the numbers are decreasing... What's happening? Shout out to you know who you are....
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I Just found out someone blocked my. I have a nice profile. I am a quiet person who works in the educational field. I guess me saying .. Hello, how are you? Was too offensive...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 26

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    I had this feeling like ***** this girl could ruin me* when I first spent some time with her. Or is that ***** I could fall for this girl*? I have images of a ruined Nietzche with...
    purexperience purexperience 26-30, M Jan 25

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    I never imagined the turn of events my life would go thru 2015. I truly believe that my new years resolution , i had set for myself that year, might have trigger a ticking time...
    4rmSin 4rmSin 26-30, F Jan 24

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    If you are not a believer that is fine but please don't spread negativity... I made this post since its been on my mind for a while. I am actively seeking a church where I can grow...
    iamnikki iamnikki 22-25, F Jan 24

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