Why do bad things happen to good people? The answer to that question could come in a variety of forms, depending on the situation of the bad events. Even then, in every situation one truth prevails; good people continue to be good even when bad things happen. For example, in one situation a tragedy happens as a consequence of a horrific storm that kills hundreds, destroys a neighborhood, and fragments families. In another situation a terrorist attack also kills hundreds, destroys a neighborhood, and fragments families. In a third situation, a drug addict goes on a rampage which also kills hundreds, destroys a neighborhood, and fragments families. In each of those situations an answer to the question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” might vary according to the circumstances of which they happen. Even so, one answer is consistent in every circumstance, good people continue to be good people amidst adversity. Good people will respond to tragic events with the spirit of goodwill to help rebuild the destruction of storms, terrorist attacks, and rampages. We can reason that more important than asking “Why?” is how we respond to tragedy. In every tragic event, it’s necessary for us to minimize primal responses while maximizing civil responses.
Good people are good because they show reverence to the divinity within the human soul. That divine presence living in us is the source of all goodness. Without that inner divinity there is nothing left but the urges of primal instincts. When someone asks why bad things happen to good people they are beginning to comprehend the negative consequences of primitive behaviors. Those uncivil behaviors cause inner fruitfulness to disappear while leaving the inner being with mental, emotional, and physical pain. There is no mystery that people feel a need to ask why desolation of inner decency seems to happen. No one wants to live in a world where conflict, violence, death, murder, humiliation, worthlessness, and negative behaviors are rampant. In the process of asking why bad things happen to good people, there is the condemnation of primal impulses within an earnest prayer for the civility coming from the divinity of the soul. Even in a hostile world, good people remain good by their reverence to the divine presence living within. Those good people are there when the questions boils of why good people suffer. They are there to nurture spiritual fruitfulness in times of devastation. They are there with the spirit of peace to restore tranquility in times of upheaval. They are there to foster a sacredness for life in times of death and murder. They are there to acknowledge the divine worth of every living soul when people are treated as dung and forgotten. They are there to generate optimism when all around are negative attitudes. Good people remain in touch with the divine presence living in the soul, even when irreverence to that deity is widespread.
The blossoms of the spiritual fruit within the human spirit are signs of a good person. When bad things happen, good people are still good because they respond to adversity in ways that allow the fruit of the spirit to blossom in their life. If we allow bad things to manipulate our inward fruitfulness then hatred,, bad intentions, and cruel tendencies manifest in our attitude toward life. In that event, we become the bad things that people question or doubt. A steadfast spirit of peace, meekness, and gentleness when bad things happen enables the goodness in good people to prevail. The question of why bad things happen to good people is a result of turbulent events coming through violence, harsh experiences, or being dominated by hostile people. In the case of that turbulence, good people continue to show their fruitfulness by the spirit of faith, joy, and goodness, which enables them to be optimistic in the face of tragedy. That spirit of optimism enables good people to persevere during very difficult circumstances, in harmony with patience and self-control. When undesirable situations cause people to quit on life, develop out of control behaviors, or become impatient for relief, then people will ask why is this happening, and may begin to doubt the goodness in the world. In those bad times when people begin to hate, feel hostility, begin to despair, and quit on life, the good people are there with a desire to share love, peace, faith, and perseverance with those who ask “Why?”
1) Health ailments can devastate our ability to enjoy life. Good people continue to be good amidst adversity in their health.
2) Safety insecurities will cause upheaval in our society. Good people continue to be good amidst adversity regarding their safety.
3) Belonging displacement will cause avoidance of surrounding undesirable lifestyles. Good people continue to be good amidst adversity in their place
4) Worth disparity will devastate equality in our relationship with one another. Good people will continue to be good amidst adversity relating to their
5) Identity destruction oppresses who we are within our soul. Good people will continue to be good amidst adversity in the expression of their identity.
Some people attempt to thwart the spirit of goodness within your faith by conditioning you to ask “Why?” An unfruitful “Why?” comes in the form of obsession with why bad things happen to good people. The intent of inciting questions of why good people are vulnerable to pain and destruction are to erase the spirit of peace, which is given by the divine presence of the soul. They want you to be angry and full of turmoil towards the universal deity when you are going through difficulties. Simultaneously, they want to destroy the fruit of joy and optimism in the human spirit when very painful circumstances come your way. Within the question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” they want you to feel sad, depressed, and despair towards the divinity of the soul. Their conversational exchanges amount to preoccupying your thoughts and emotions with the question “Why?,” while diminishing the spiritual fruit from your inner life. Even so, good people continue to be good when bad things happen because they accept that primal responses of the human animal must subside to allow the blossoms of the spiritual fruit to develop within the human spirit.
There are reservoirs of people who feel successful when they can manipulate you to question the goodness within the soul, and the goodness existing in the world. In subtle and abrupt ways, they want to train you to question why bad things happen to good people. The attitudes exiting the reservoirs are words to hurt good people, and hostile behaviors to “prove” good people are vulnerable to suffering. Those attitudes transfer directly through people who want to strike terror within those who believe in the divinity of the soul, their purpose is to dominate the human animal through fear. Indirectly, those attitudes transfer through people who fear acknowledging the divine goodness within the human soul, and consequently begin to intimidate those conveying divine qualities within the human spirit.
The entry port for adopting unfruitful attitudes come from our desire to feel a sense of worth and to solicit acceptance socially. In essence, as we adopt an attitude that will question why bad things happen to good people, there will be those who will praise and reward that questioning by engaging in discussion with you. Their intent is to continue to “mentor” you in a way that devalues goodness while directing you to exclude from your friends’ list the good people that continues to be good amidst adversity.
Those susceptible to hosting an attitude that questions goodness, and the sufferings of good people, are those not focusing on the divine presence within the human spirit. They see the tragic consequences of atmospheric storms, terrorist attacks, and violent rampages which incites them to ask why bad things happen to good people. However, they fail to see the good people that continue to be good during adversity. For some reason, they become blind to the perseverance in the goodness of the human spirit that enables communities to rebuild, heal, and prevail over tragedy.
We can interrupt the cycle of asking why bad things happen to good people. We do that realizing good people continue to be good amidst adversity. That perseverance is possible when we respond to tragedy from the spiritual fruit while diminishing responses from primal instincts. That fruitfulness provides the human spirit with goodwill, peace, goodness, and perseverance to enable good people to rebuild, heal, and prevail over tragedy.