Stop Rationalizing Tragedy With, ‘Everything Happens For A Reason’

Not everything happens for a reason.

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The world is a terrifying place. It’s painfully obvious to see that. With social networking sites being utilized as news sources, it is inevitable to see the perpetual injustices and tragic situations that occur nearly ever day. I can’t scroll through my newsfeed without seeing something about the discovered remains of a teenage body, or the story of yet another person’s lost battle to the clutches of cancer.

It’s overwhelmingly depressing. I’m not insinuating that it is a bad thing to be informed of the global happenings; in fact I think it’s amazing that we are all constantly in the know about the news, whether it’s positive or devastating.

After the initial shock of a terrible incident, a lot of people find solace in the phrase, “Everything happens for a reason.” I have heard this sentence time after time during the aftermath of a painful situation. And it always…

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