Thursday January 23, 2014 #596
“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting a bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.”
When we or people close to us encounter hardships, we often respond with “Why me?” or “Why them?” We’ve been good, careful, healthy, etc. etc. Why did this happen to me?
The reality is that challenges, hardships, and even disasters are natural parts of our journey on the planet. We cannot stop these from happening by being “good”, although we can certainly improve our odds! Certainly continue doing all you can to live a good life, to learn all you can, to provide for others as well as yourself. But when the eventual challenges occur, don’t be surprised. Accept the natural flow of life, learn from the experience, and use this wisdom to improve your chances of avoiding similar situations in the future.