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I Wonder Why Bad Things Happen to Good People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 236 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    ...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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    The fact that something horrible could happen to anyone at any given time is utterly terrifying. I am fairly certain this is why many people choose to blame the victim. Saying...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 13

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    They do good to everyone and even then, they get treated bad. Anyone ever saw 'Waiting for superman' By Daughtry. And it was awesome! Very very awesome!! He did good to everyone...
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14

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    Because I know God wouldn't give us something we can't handle
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 14

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    my best friend's dad abuses her, she doesn't deserve it. she's the nicest person I know and I have a no idea how to help her
    tamsin100 tamsin100 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    Wondering why at the exact moment I'm thinking about someone their car drives by me... When I had a hard time remembering their face before when I was in contact with them, now...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F May 13

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    http://youtu.be/AzRyxGBGiAE I wonder why I was asked to watch this...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 6 Responses May 11

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    There some real good people in this world , I hope to find some more on the experience project . Tears rolled out my eyes watching this Enjoy http://youtu.be/jhjgAn0ZhHs
    leon66 leon66 31-35, M May 14

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    It's a breath of fresh air knowing there are still some good people on earth.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 4 Responses May 15

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    Why!?! I wanted that part more then anything and the bully of the class got it!! So unfair
    IAmANinja14 IAmANinja14 13-15, F May 1

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    Yah...My brother bad to me and sometime he have bad luck in his life
    baem baem 13-15, M 1 Response May 17

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    I have hated the idea of eating fish my entire life and have not eaten it since I was a spoon-fed toddler. The look, smell, and texture of fish is revolting. The idea of putting...
    mooshie33 mooshie33 36-40, M May 15

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    I have been a member for a while. It seems strange that people do not chat about their experiences or anything. Whats up with EP. I always found someone to talk to.
    dailynudist dailynudist 61-65, M 4 days ago

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    People are gonna hurt you. Its gonna make you feel like **** and chances are you'll face that pain all by yourself
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm currently in China. EP works on China. Wouldn't it be funny if they took over it and the posts were in Chinese. This could happen
    avachat avachat 51-55, M 1 Response May 8

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    This is a place which is the best social site I've came across. Everyone, thank you. I love you all. ^_^ I was so.. lost but they picked me up, And now I'm walking again. ^_^ (I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 5

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    The good are rare. Like the gold me hunts. Lots of dirt must be checked To find the gold. Am glad some here are good as gold.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M May 5

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    the only reason that i am still living despite being so miserable almost everyday with little positive thoughts is because i am a coward. i am afraid of death so killing myself or...
    perxatkins perxatkins 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    Gloomy, grumpy, vulgar, pessimistic.. i wasn't born like this. when i look at my old photos i was smiling so happily. but now...
    perxatkins perxatkins 18-21, F May 5

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    What the deuce???? I get message after message that groups are being deleted but they never say which ones they were. I made no "dirty" groups.... and Damn if I can find anything...
    dasmuggler dasmuggler 36-40, M May 7

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    I get notes telling me groups were deleted for mature subjects but I get ads for 7 FILMS WITH THE LONGEST ON-SCREEN NUDITY in my feed Really???
    dasmuggler dasmuggler 36-40, M May 7

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    hello all sexy I'm like sex and you
    sawanch sawanch 22-25, M May 14

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    Had a hectic day, feeling sleepy, But i can't afford this today i need to go through the lecture notes, need to revise..But what am i doing right now? Surfing on the net, watching...
    Elaina12 Elaina12 18-21, F May 16

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    Okay dokay yall, those of you who know me, (all 6 of you), know I live in SoCal., the desert know less. But we have had more rain in the month of may that we had all of last year...
    stupendusdude stupendusdude 46-50 1 day ago

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    IS CALLED EVIDENCE..... I ALWAYS WIN....ALWAYSS
    MARGARETWIN5151 MARGARETWIN5151 51-55, F May 6

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    Kama is when you throw a banana in a Mario kart and end up slipping on it... Yay.
    3st3ll3 3st3ll3 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    and it is better that way. your lives are fuked anyway. how a fuked vent *** to a how is about to explode of all the *** they are drawn in. it is better that way. no body will...
    sam1992really1 sam1992really1 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    OTHER HISTORICAL REFERENCES AS EVIDENCE Evidence from the JEWISH SOURCES: Talmud, b. Sanhedrin 43a: On the eve of the Passover Yeshu [Jesus] was hanged [or crucified...
    rubyredrascal rubyredrascal 36-40, M May 5

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    If someone lets you into their world understand and value that to them it's a big deal. If it's not a big deal to you then you don't belong there.
    dacamt dacamt 36-40, M 1 Response May 14

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    My existence is futile I don't see the good in it just bad things happen I suck at everything I couldn't even commit suicide properly Its all just too much
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Even though the human body is made to continue the existence of our species, it doesn't mean some people should contribute their genes for the next generation. I live in an upper...
    TheIvoryOwl TheIvoryOwl 18-21, F May 16

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