The Struggle

I understand

That bad things happen to good people.

I struggle

With trying to accept and understand

Good things constantly happening

For bad people.

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31 thoughts on “The Struggle

  1. I have the same struggle, Colleen.


  2. No rhyme or reason to a lot of things, with this ranking up there.


  3. Oy…karma is a b****, and she’s not always on your side!


  4. Val Boyko says:

    I hear the judgment Colleen. Do we really know? Perhaps it is our thinking that creates all suffering. xo


    • Well, this was a reflection on seeing an awful lot of sadness and pain others are trying to deal with. It’s one of those things were you see another person suffering and dealing with one bad thing after another (suicide of a partner, cancer, job loss, etc…) and wonder how much one person can take. I do believe there are some external things in this life that impact us greatly that we have no control over. I agree, some things we don’t really know. But some things….we do. Thank you Val. 🙂

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  5. russtowne says:

    Hi, Colleen. You are a loving, empathetic, wise, and kind, person whom I respect and from whom I learn. Thank you for being in my life. I believe that people who are most often judged as “bad” are frequently suffering from great emotional pain, afflictions I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I’ve also found that I bring suffering and disappointment into my life when I compare what anyone has or gets, and when I judge them I lose the capacity to love them.


    • Thank you Russ. This isn’t really a reflection or judgment on ‘a’ person. Though I agree most ‘bad’ people may be suffering great emotional pain my term ‘bad people’ here is not a reflection on any one person. I agree with what you say, I do not want to be a judgmental person. But I am not blind to the fact that some people make decisions and have an impact on others that they consciously and calculatingly make.

      This was a random thought while processing what seems like unending suffering some very good people are going through. It wasn’t meant to be a judgment statement, just a reflection on how life doesn’t always make sense.


  6. It’s not fair, is it? ❤ ❤


  7. There is an unfairness. Some people never get a break and some always come out smelling like a rose. We can only hope there is fairness in the great beyond. I guess be as positive as you can and hope it spreads.


    • Thank you MW51 🙂 I want to be able to acknowledge this horrible feeling without dwelling in it, which is why I wrote this. No matter how ‘good’ or ‘positive’ I want to be, sometimes I see such an imbalance within humanity that I can’t ignore it. And it hurts my heart to see it.

      Thank you for that encouragement. It’s the kind of thing I want to tell myself, to believe in the positive (I do) and work towards spreading it. And be okay with accepting that sometimes it just doesn’t feel good. (The unfairness I mean.)

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  8. ksbeth says:

    yes, but i truly believe that it does catch up at some point –


  9. Ann Koplow says:

    I just hope many good things happen to you, good person.


  10. Ocean Bream says:

    It’s hard to see it like that, Colleen. So hard, but you know when I see good people struggling I think to myself, well if they didn’t struggle, if they always had it easy, perhaps they wouldn’t be so good? Kindness and consideration for others has to come from some sort of suffering, no? Another way I look at it, from a more religious perspective, is that struggle is a test of faith. And because this life is so temporary, it must have struggle, so that one can find peace in the next. But it is heartbreaking, so heartbreaking.


  11. That imbalance is the one thing in life that irks me. I was raised with the thinking that every action has a reaction – and to each there is a time, a place, to meet those consequences, to see which path they might take. I believe we suffer to find our strength, it truly helps one rise above, to not take for granted, to walk in another’s shoes. If only I could be present with it everyday Colleen.


  12. I have the same struggle. It’s also said that thieves never prosper – BUT THEY DO so often. Just excuse me awhile whilst my head explodes!


  13. BeeNasty says:

    Incredibly relatable!!!!

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