Essay On Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People

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Why do bad things happen to good people? Bad things don't just happen to good people, they happen to every single one of us. Good things happen to us all too, but we tend not to remember those because we want them to happen all the time. It's just that when bad things happen we tend to remember them for longer.
So why do bad things happen to good people? In a word - choices. If you search for answers to this difficult question in the media or on the Internet they will invariably mention God or philosophical views related to that which you cannot control. However, in life there are many things you CAN control, just by making the right choices.
We just don't realize that the reason bad things happen to us a lot of the time is because we make the wrong decisions. Making one wrong decision can quickly lead to a cataclysmic sequence of events which just get worse as you go along, whether it be daily, weekly, monthly or even longer term.
Many external factors which we can't control, such as the weather or the economy, often shape our decisions for us. For example if the economy is pretty bad and finances are tight, maybe you'll decide not to splash out on that holiday or that new car. Maybe you'll decide to save money instead. These are not bad decisions, they can be considered prudent and wise. Making decisions like these are not
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Your frame of mind is an essential determinant of how a particular decision will pan out when it's made. If you make a decision when you're annoyed, angry, upset, depressed or unhappy, the likelihood of that decision turning into a negative outcome increases significantly. On the contrary, if you make a decision when you're relaxed, happy, optimistic and affirmative, you will be more likely to experience a positive

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