I think all of us must have already heard that saying a thousand times. I spent most of my life thinking about it, wondering if every single thing that's happening in this world comes with a reason. Most of the time, it's a topic that's fun to think about.
Say that you didn't get the job that really you wanted, only to find out that the company closed down after 5 months. It's easy to say, wow I didn't get that job because it was going to be taken away from me within a very short time anyway. But what about the person who got the job? Does it mean that he deserved what happened?
Personally, I also have my fair share of experiences that made me want to believe that everything happens for a reason. But of course, there are still a number of things that happened which I don't understand. I can't figure out why it happened. My mind goes in circles thinking about it. Sure, saying that this happened for a reason feels comforting and reassuring. I feel more determined that there will be better days, that it wasn't just for me. But what if it ends there? What if the world suddenly turned its back and just forgot about me? What if I never find out the reason?
As I think about it again and again, I realised that this saying would probably offend a number of people. Saying that everything happens for a reason would be really unfair to those who are hurting, people who lost somebody because of murder or a natural disaster. What about those people who lost their lives on 9/11? Or the children who lost their lives because of a gun man? Can anyone come up with a good reason why those events happened?
Scientists have come up with several theories about this (if you would like to read my favourite one, here's the link) but I won't talk about it here because I don't wanna pretend that I know exactly what I'm talking about. People have different perspectives about this saying, and I guess what I'm trying to say is, at the end of the day, we all just want the answers to our 'why' questions.
Until now, I'm still undecided whether I believe that there's a reason for everything. From time to time, maybe I would be lucky to get some answers. If not, then maybe it's just the world's way of saying "Toughen up, life is unfair. Get over it"
What about you? Do you think everything happens for a reason?