Or maybe the bad people had excess of bad things happen to them already that turned them into selfish bastards or worse, psychopaths? Yet, that doesn’t take away from the fact that plenty of good people experience hardship blow after blow, having us question why us and not them, who really seem to deserve a lesson or two in humility and human kindness.
Life is random, at times confusing, leaving us with so many unanswered questions. We wish life made more sense and were fairer, but that’s not always the case.
The worst part is that sometimes we are so used to getting the short end of the stick, that when good things happen to us we tend to feel undeserving and as if we were impostors for being this lucky. Why us? Again, we are often surprised at our good luck.
As the quotes I have practically memorized from The road less travelled By M. Scott Peck, we should try to accept rather than blame and find meaning where there is not; The lesson behind what has happened to us, and find the strength to cope with the calamity.
“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.”
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
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I love M. Scott Peck! I have been doing some spiritual searching and trying to evolve my inner self here as of late. Sometimes good, sometimes bad but all pretty fulfilling. These are both great quotes!
You hit it on the head! Sometimes you just have to keep on walking, accepting what is, what it will be, and grow from there.
Thank you! We have to choices: drowning or swimming!
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