I’ve always been a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Even the smallest thing like missing your train or being late to work, I believe there’s a reason behind it. Sometimes though, it feels like there’s a lot of bad luck, without the answer to ‘why.’

 

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I always thought luck stays pretty much equal. You have the same amount of bad luck as good luck. Some people just have more extreme cases of bad luck and good luck (like me).  Or some people have longer streaks of bad luck, but it pays off with a streak of good luck later (you just have to wait a while for it).

I’m wondering though, could this whole thought process be wrong? Do things happen just because they do, without an explanation? Maybe bad things really just happen to good people and that’s it. Maybe there isn’t a streak of good luck that will hit later, or a reason why the bad things happen.

Deep down I think it’s just the way we look at life. It depends on the person. If you get hit with some bad news like losing your job, it’s easy to see the bad luck. If you get offered a higher paying job, but it’s further away, that’s where the personality part takes over. You could either see that as a streak of good luck – more money, or you could still see it as more bad luck because it’s further away.

I think I’ll continue believing that everything happens for a reason. I’ll take my spurts of bad luck, and just believe it happens because something better is on the way. Besides, I rather be positive about the things in my life and be wrong than be miserable, but right.