Nov 7, 2004


Why do bad things always happen to good people?

One of my best friends in the whole world just had her heart stepped on, and there's absolutely nothing I can do about it. She is, without a doubt, the nicest person I know, and the nicest person I have ever known. The guy who she loves doesn't know how lucky he is, and he's just being stupid about it, too. I mean, if there is such a thing as two people being made for each other, they're it. And it's just horrible to see my friend say that she wants to crawl into a hole forever and die, and meanwhile this guy...I don't know.

Why can't he see how much she loves him?

I'm relatively happy right now, but I almost feel like it came at the expense of everyone else's happiness. I know that's ridiculous, but it seems like all of my friends' lives have gone down the drain while mine's finally getting better. And I know that everyone has good days and bad days, but why can't we all have our good days on the same day?

Why not have our good weeks together, or months, or years?

How does it work that while the shallowest and stupidest people at my school move in and out of relationships (if they can even be called that), one of my other friends, an awesome person who wants and deserves someone great, keeps on getting burned? She's happy for a while, and then something has to happen, and it's not her fault at all; her heart just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Why does she always get hurt?

Maybe it's not that they're "good" people; maybe it's just that they expect some sort of decency and fairness out of life. Maybe that's too much to ask. Is it? Should we always expect the worse, so we don't get our hopes dashed and our dreams shattered? Is cynicism the way to go? I read somewhere that if you set your sights low, then all you get is pleasantly surprised. But in this case, it seems like you can't put your expectations low enough for them to be under what's going to happen.

Why do bad things always happen to good people?

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