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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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    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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    "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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    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 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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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

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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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    ...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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's true nothing prepares you. Nothing protects you! Bad things can happen as a result of good things. It's perception.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    The sun shines on bad people as well as good people and it rains on everyone's parade from time to time..life is a mixed bag of blessings and curses and all we can do is the best...
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    I get really sad sometimes because I feel like I'm giving so much and I'm trying so hard but nothing is coming back to me. At least nothing good. I'm trying to keep going and I'm...
    ZaquoyaTinsley ZaquoyaTinsley 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Many years ago when I was a volunteer at Lincoln Co. Hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liza who was suffering from a disease and needed a blood transfusion from her five...
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 30

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    Always been there for anyone who needed me and whenever I feel sad/alone everyone disappeared! Wow! Thankyou God!!
    iamjustbeingme iamjustbeingme 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    Well, begrudgingly so. It shouldn't be the case though.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    When I was a sophomore in high school I accidentally found out that my mom was cheating on my dad when I used her phone one day. I kept it a secret for months because I could't...
    jennarayye jennarayye 18-21, F Oct 29

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    I know right? I've never done anything bad! I've donated my money to charity, I want to help the world..I'm kind and selfless and yet bad things happen to me... I might have to get...
    SunsetTears SunsetTears 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    People need to understand that things happen for a reason. You may not know that reason yet, it may seem like god is playing some trick, but no... It has a very good reason to...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I'm not into negativity.. in fact it's one thing that I think is good for nothing. But right now... I'm just so fed up of wondering why almost everyone in my world uses and...
    Summerandroses Summerandroses 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I really think what happened today happened for a reason. it was a way to make way for the new. it would have been harder on us if it hadn't happened.
    PsychoBitch69 PsychoBitch69 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    After I finished working with a 12 year old with his maths today (I work as a maths tutor part time), I walked out of the house saying goodbye to the mother and child. As I was...
    tarass tarass 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    I don't know why but for real as i try my best to make everyone happy and all, but always fail as people when know i am sensitive and also have health issues. I notice they get far...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    when to me they will happen ever? I do not remember any good things from many, many years.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 Response 1 day ago

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    this was the reason I got into depression. I attempted to help myself by telling my mom about it but she took it like a joke and when I told her about it again, she got mad at me...
    CamilleStorm CamilleStorm 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7

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    So in school today, me and my friend were in line, and she was in front of me. This guy asked to cut in front of my friend, but she said you can cut BEHIND ME. So this guy lets...
    auxds auxds 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There's an ad on this website that shows a woman going from obese to model good looks. The ad says it's because of a "skinny pill". The model they ripped off the internet is Miss...
    MichaelYoung MichaelYoung 41-45, M Nov 11

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    I fail to understand why people are happy to chat on here, then just don't bother after a few days. Maybe time to start deleting people, or even closing the account. Pointless.
    m25guy m25guy 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Because I think outside the box and that scares I speak the truth and that scares people I am different bizarre and weird and that scares people are you scared
    Deathofall Deathofall 26-30, M Oct 28

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    I can't stand when I share an experience and people respond with comments that are unnecessary and rude. I didn't do anything to you. no reason to pick at me.
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 29

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    I really like dutch food! My mum liked the raw fish things haha
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F Nov 2

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    get more and better things. in life, only
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Nov 13

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    Not too often do I let other people bother me, but lately all I've been thinking is WHAT THE ****!? I did absolutely nothing to you, yet you are deciding to still be a ruthless...
    BrokenSoul88 BrokenSoul88 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 18

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    Why u gotta b so rude? Dont u no im human 2
    Ashlee344 Ashlee344 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm sick of everything. Everyday I go to school people are saying **** about me. I just can't take it anymore. I'm sick of coming home from school crying all the time. What have I...
    zvkk zvkk 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 26

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    So I have a crush on the Vice President of the school ( no offense but he's not that smart) and he has a girlfriend. To be honest she's kind she's not ugly but not pretty either...
    Ranran123 Ranran123 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 30

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    sometimes I just wanna tell him this "dad why do u hate me ? you hate me like I am not ur daughter, it's seems like u regret having me as ur child. I really don't know what to do...
    belllla belllla 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    90 % of the Girls I work I care less for them, all they do is Talk **** about echother , and hangout like nothing!!! Live to gossip and be drunk and immature. I prefer always to...
    Marialz Marialz 22-25, F a week ago

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    People tells me that I am cute and all but I fell like they are lying. Because some of my friend were saying good in front of my fave but gossip **** about my behind my back and I...
    Clobusan123 Clobusan123 16-17, F Oct 29

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    You may smile to others Tell stories, jokes and fill it with laughter You look happy in their eyes But the real things is you DONT feel the happiness and the joy And this one...
    zeeqah zeeqah 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    There is no plan. Opportunities arise, and you take advantage of them or you let them pass by. Difficulties crash down, and you are buried by them or you dig out and carry on. You...
    zmc67 zmc67 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 12

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    One of the problems of dealing with other people is that they come with a specific point of view. Often based on their experiences, which is fair enough. But unless you know what...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 29

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    Everyone has been warning me there are crazy people on EP and fakes. I don't understand that. The benefit of sites like this is to be HONEST without judgement. I guess if you...
    SouthernDaisy SouthernDaisy 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 4

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    Not talented ones. Good ones. Who do good not cruel.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 15

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    I see people who has the same desires and problems here all the time. But since there's worlds between us(distance) I won't even bother writing to them because I know I couldn't...