Things Gone and Things Still Here (jette) wrote,
Things Gone and Things Still Here

Little Rant

I hate that expression "everything happens for a reason."

No, it doesn't."It is pure chance that rules the universe, and because of this and only this, life is good."

Every situation, does, however, offer some opportunity for growth and progress.

However, the richness of that opportunity is pure chance. I also can't stand "we make our own reality" because I don't really think that starving children in Africa have quite the abundant potential that I have to control my life.

Nor am I fond of "God never gives us more than we can handle at one time." Even though I consider myself a Christian, among other things, I don't believe that there is a God with a capital G lounging around up there micromanaging my or anyone else's life. I mean, I certainly hope not.

I realize that people find comfort in these sayings, but to me it's a cold kind of comfort. I am much much more comforted by the knowledge that I am free to play the cards I've been dealt in any way possible.
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