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I Wonder Why Bad Things Happen to Good People

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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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    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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    "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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    I was living in California in my early 20's, my boyfriend lived in Compton, a bad part of town for me to drive over there at night, but I did it anyway. He wasn't home. I drove to...
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel for the good ones when they lose. before writing anything here first I dont want to wound anybody reading my story as it may hurt them but what is good people in general...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M a week ago

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    I hate that all the time i see good people go down. They don't deserve sadness they don't deserve tears, why does karma eat the bad people??? I don't get this unfair world. They're...
    Boraboo Boraboo 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This also happens much more often than it should like good people finish last or miss out despite how good they are at school you are a goodie two shoes and seems when you are a...
    EdwardIX EdwardIX 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    There's no such thing as a separate mental illness. The government allows people to live home bound reclusive lives and that's the cause of this bull crap. It's not your fault or...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Jan 3

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    My dream is to prove everyone wrong. My goal is for everyone's eyes to be wide open with their expressions on their faces full of surprise and their mouths wide open. I'll...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Just heard my cousin (24) was in a car accident yesterday. New Years. She got toasted and got in her car and drove away with the state police, university police, and city police...
    Gayminniemouse Gayminniemouse 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    You can only take so much. And when you lose it, that's when everyone realizes. They realize when it's too late. They judge you for what only they realize without knowing the full...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Jan 16

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    Hello friends. Here's something I've been wanting to share with someone. This is where I might sound unpleasant and spiteful, if you read my post about just joining the website. I...
    drumbumak drumbumak 18-21, F Jan 18

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    I WANT something bad to happen to me. Something really ****** up. Why? Almost all of the great people in the world have had something ****** up happen in their life and it sparks...
    herewegothen herewegothen 18-21, M Jan 17

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    Yeah I may enjoy doing things that other people are scared of, but that's just because they've never done their research haha. I'm secretly really freaking awesome. I just don't...
    SarcasticBadger SarcasticBadger 16-17, M Jan 4

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    Last Saturday I went for a walk, usually or preferably church on a Saturday Morning, but I slept until 12pm. So around 3:30 I found the strength to get up. I didn't shower jus...
    Mardiez Mardiez 18-21, M Jan 5

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    People add me to their circles. I just wonder why :/
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I wonder why I stay. I only have one thing keeping me here. I have nothing else, someone please save me from my own destruction.
    lovelydisgrace lovelydisgrace 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    Most cops are good people. I guess all those people who's biased and say cops are the evilest people, they probably had some unpleasant experiences with the cops loll. They are...
    JamesLindberg JamesLindberg 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    i have met some nice and caring people during the time i have been here, it was a harsh time a while ago, but now, i can say that YEAH, THERE ARE STILL GOOD PEOPLE
    ElliasA ElliasA 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I don't know why I hate myself, I don't know why I hate my life........ Nothing bad happened in to my life so I think I'm being immature hating my life....... I think it's better...
    laineswift13 laineswift13 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    This is all I ever think about! It's crazy people who work miserable jobs and do miserable things and live miserable lives just keep doing that every day because society tells them...
    Jennasusson Jennasusson 18-21 2 Responses Jan 4

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    If someone gives you their heart, tells you that you are getting what you need now, and if you leave her the ripple effect will kick in, but something goes wrong, she pushes you...
    musicmatters1111 musicmatters1111 36-40, M 5 Responses Jan 15

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    I wonder, I wo-wo-woo-wo wonder hehhe! ... I'm a handsome guy, and women find me attractive in general. ...a year ago I madly fell in love with her and she had a boyfriend for...
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    when I think positive, the opposite happens and when I think negative, something good happens...so sometimes it's safe to think negative because at least it would hurt less at if...
    Asurina Asurina 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    So I'm going to start off with the fact that all the names are changed, and I'm new to this site. So there are two girls. Claire and Jackie. Most other girls just completely ignore...
    GlennTurner GlennTurner 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Please explain how "emotional issues" have become the "get out of jail free" card to excuse bad behavior in adults. I know that there are people who truly have diagnoses that make...
    BrainOverridesHeart BrainOverridesHeart 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Some people over here are remarkably rude and for no reasons. It get to nerves but than again, you think of them having a bad day or just stupid and let go.
    Rightherenow Rightherenow 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    You make a mistake, apologise. You hurt someone who cares for you deliberaty, apologise. Why is it so hard for people to say sorry and actually mean nowadays ? Do they have that...
    50ShadesOfAnne 50ShadesOfAnne 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    ...why is my life so hard? Why is everyone that I care about leaving me? I don't think I can live anymore. I can't continue to live like this forever. Why does everyone hate me so...
    iwanttodieRB iwanttodieRB 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    It's weird . Everyone in my house gets high or drunk and come and go as they please and yell and make unnecessary messes . No one says anything . People come over and think its a...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel like nobody likes me! My life is so depressing! All I want to do is have a good time in high school and meet more people but I feel like everybody is out to get me their...
    jep101 jep101 13-15, F Jan 13

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    I used to know exactly why I was on this site, but now I'm not too sure.. I don't post much anymore, but I guess I still want to be on here in a way. Things are just really hard...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F Jan 21

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    NO I DON'T ! this thought never crosses my mind because I pride myself in being kind and caring.The other day in the grocery store I help an elderly man in one of those electric...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Why nothing feels funny anymore?...Why everything i do feels like a waste of time?...Why people look way more happy when i'm not around?....Why should i seek help? i wasted...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I don't see how people can pass judgement so easily..
    raraggl raraggl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Do you not see the good in your life? Stop focusing on the negative.
    keeplookingatit keeplookingatit 36-40, M Jan 7

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    It seems to me like there are a lot of paradoxes in life. Whenever i do one thing, people say it's wrong, but when i do the opposite, they say it's wrong too.
    Cloud92 Cloud92 41-45, F Jan 16

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