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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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    ...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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    ..

    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 don't know why good people suffer in life. I have a heart of gold and in my life I have not hurt anyone intentionally. If I see anyone in need I would give them the shirt of my...
    SeniorSue SeniorSue 61-65, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Firtreegirl15 Firtreegirl15 13-15, F Sep 6

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    this is a homage of respect and a rememberance to all the truly good people out there that sacrificed their lives and died for all that is honorable in this world. this is posted...
    stacylynn7 stacylynn7 18-21, T 6 days ago

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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 Aug 29

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    i know thzt things happen/come into your life for a reason and changes you and everything you will do in the near future. You came into my life and changed on how i viewed others...
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F Sep 8

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    Sohhhh muhchhhhhh Life is filled with jerks. So good people are rare. And cherished.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 8

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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 Aug 26

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    We would be awesome. If bad only hit bad.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 8

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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 Aug 26

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    people judge others without knowing them think they are better than people, when truly everyone is the same think skinnier girls are prettier think thicker girls are ugly seem...
    ilovemrfitz ilovemrfitz 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    When you walk down the street you often see some clothing left behind and lost by someone. A scarf can slip off, even blow off you, same with glows. Glows may fall out of your...
    greencell greencell 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 9

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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 Aug 26

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    Why ya gotta be so rude? Don't you know I'm human too! Nah but seriously. I can probably count the amount of times people have said "excuse me" when bumping into me on one hand.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F Sep 5

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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 Aug 25

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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 Aug 29

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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 Aug 30

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    Some people are mean and want to hurt people for no reason! Like seriously, WTF?! I hate bully's >:|
    LilHitler LilHitler 70+, M Sep 5

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    On my way home, briskly putting one foot after the other, I was lost in thought. And exactly at that moment when I was silently contemplating that I simply must endure the toss...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 9

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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 Aug 27

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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 2 Responses Aug 29

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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 Aug 30

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    I am a fixer by nature, I have to fix things or I am not happy. Problem is.....some people cannot be fixed and I find that frustrating
    Jawzenator Jawzenator 31-35, M Sep 8

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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 Aug 26

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    So there's this app called Uber. If you haven't heard of it, it an app where you can schedule a car to pick you up. Anyone can be an Uber taxi, you just need a car. So my friend...
    dsasl dsasl 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    In my social studies class I kept coughing bcuz this girl next to me sprayed a strong Purfume and she said "girl cough the other way" and I wasn't even coughing at her -.- and then...
    Botdf1shutup Botdf1shutup 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    ...then someone asks for advice, I give it, and they later tell me it really helped them out. So I stay.
    Professorfate Professorfate 51-55 Aug 20

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    u talk to a girl and u like her.. once u fall for her she then decides she has no intestest..thats the Parana of a women
    azcat28 azcat28 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    If you are on this side of the planet, that is.
    Aguynamedbill Aguynamedbill 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    cleaning kitchen, grocery shopping and workout by force can be really therapeutic. it keeps u focus .
    KoalaLuis KoalaLuis 22-25, F Aug 23

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    Sometimes I wish I hadn't been born. Nobody wants me around and nobody loves me for me faults and all. I have some severe problems mentally and can be a handful when psychotic. Ive...
    snoopysmom snoopysmom 31-35, F Aug 25

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    Rankings. http://youtu.be/T8UqdPKbpWM http://youtu.be/rsL6mKxtOlQ http://youtu.be/ZPHSXUS0_1c
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 26

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    Some bands are so cool they tend to disband early and were usually short-lived.
    Provinceana Provinceana 18-21, F Aug 28

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    death seems like such a great option
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Aug 29

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