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I Wonder Why Bad Things Happen to Good People

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Very Sad

    It really upsets me how many good people i see suffer. My mother started working for one of our next door neighbors because shes handicapped so my mother helps her clean and take care of herself and this is my neighbors story although it traumatized alot of others. My neighbor is...
    lostwithin25 lostwithin25 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    ...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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    Humanity isn't in the position to be escaping culpability for its own predicaments. If God doesn't exist, your blame game is futile, and if he does exist, you have bigger problems...
    DarkChristian DarkChristian 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I wonder why, yet at the same time I know why. I'm referring to why things happen. Now I believe things happen because it's necessary for balance - good and bad.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Aug 11

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    I'm sitting here in a boring room It's just another Rainy sunday afternoon I'm wasting my time I got nothing to do I'm hanging around I'm waiting for you But nothing ever happens...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M Aug 17

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    Why is it that some people just lie, lie, lie and then lie some more? Is this for their benefit? Is it for the benefit of the person they are lying to? I have a friend (I've...
    trishfair714 trishfair714 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Things are changing at such a fast pace I'm not sure if my life is getting better or I'm just to busy to worry about it right now but whatever the reason things are good. I pray...
    devilseye1996 devilseye1996 36-40, F Aug 6

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    The other day I almost got into a car crash and I kinda wonder why I told her that the light was red because if I hadn't she would have crashed
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I think things happen it is for a reason
    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M Aug 16

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    My new recovery project is reminding myself : I accept myself for my strength and weakness, my good and bad, my success and my failures. Doing something has to be better than...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    You know, I hate it when people who seem good change their photos to show their true colors...you finally find out that they are perverts!
    HUMAN2BME HUMAN2BME 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Well where do I start .. at the beginning I suppose is a good place ..I joined ep made a few friends who seemed to be nice n honest ..told me nice 2 meet u ..will chat later...
    daddyneededplease daddyneededplease 41-45, F Aug 5

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    The older i get the worse it gets. I always kept telling myself it would get better with age. Well it hasn't. There was this girl that i always had the biggest crush on since...
    SuperCracker78 SuperCracker78 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I know a lot of people have things going on in their lives but some people just really need to get the sticks out of their *** and be a little more friendly!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    Why can't people just be honest ? I'd rather be hurt by the truth then comforted by a lie that will soon end up hurting me more.
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F Aug 7

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    My sister is a doctor and she's always busy, her husband is also a doctor. She always asks me to look after her 1 year old. I love my nephew. But sometimes they're asking for too...
    l3lackmamba l3lackmamba 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Every time I meet a girl that catches my eye with a good personality, she always seem to be taken. So many lucky guys out there that can't appreciate what they have.
    Original23 Original23 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    What's the point of physically judging others? The only thing it does it make us judge ourselves. Why do other people feel the need to show their self insecurities? It only makes...
    macyymayy macyymayy 13-15, F Aug 6

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    i dont understand what the gain is in hiding ones true self from others. Well,you should be proud of yourselves and respect your personality. If you are proud to be you then why...
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    ^maybe because you're worth something. And so many other people have much more to worry about than you do. ( btw no hate I'm just answering the question, and stating how people...
    Swagaliciousk Swagaliciousk 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Spend time with people who makes you happy while also not depending on other people for your own happiness. And be honest with yourself and others by saying what you mean and...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    My niece and nephew are driving me insane. My younger brother is driving me insane. Every child I have ever known drives me insane. Why oh why do I imagine myself having to...
    ifonlydreamscametrue ifonlydreamscametrue 18-21, F Aug 5

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    idk why I haven't, or why I'm so scared I could be gone in a matter of seconds/ minutes ;'(
    sophieirwinnxo sophieirwinnxo 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Ohwow! I had a magnificent meditational session; and from a very deep tranquil state came a profound, ecstatic experience that affected all my senses. This seems like a time of...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F Aug 19

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    Not much more than that question? Why is it no matter how well we try to treat others we always end up alone?
    Arcentine Arcentine 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have no idea why I haven't killed myself yet but the other day I waited at some Train tracks for an hour waiting for the train to run me over
    barefootlover7890 barefootlover7890 13-15, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I strongly believe that I have become smarter and more intuitive with age, as I think most people do. Still I find myself thinking that my ability to decipher who is or isn't a...
    didyouseethat didyouseethat 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    As long as popuptarget is on here I know I won't break. You're like the rice membrane around those Japanese Ice cream ball things. It's what makes the ice cream fun.
    Naty14 Naty14 13-15, F Aug 9

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    i hope the lord and the ones i've hurt can forgive me. some of the things i did as a youth or while under an influence of some sort probably shouldn't be forgiven as the...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M Aug 10

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    I recently switched to Blue Buffalo (from Science Diet) and it is SO expensive, about $55 with tax for 30 lbs. Their coats are healthier and fuller but was curious what other...
    anonguy2share4all anonguy2share4all 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I do these things that end up screwing me over and make someone else have the time of their life, but I have yet to regret it.
    Riku007 Riku007 16-17, M Aug 13

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    It is what it is. We are just a species trying to make life as good as we can. Unfortunately we are still at the stage of looking out for ourselves rather than looking out for...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Not me though. I know love is perfectly rational, balanced, simple and fair. *cough* Just like image links.
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Aug 4

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    They have nothing better to say
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Aug 7

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    There's something about my inner sense of justice that makes me both hurt and angry when I find myself witnessing these situations.
    BigAndFast BigAndFast 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 6

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