Well, that's no loss
Have you read about the closure of a shop, failing of a company or even the death of someone and thought: 'That's no loss '?
I know I have been thinking that quite a bit lately, with all the doom and gloom in the news this year. Maybe it's just that I'm getting cynical as I grow older, or perhaps seeing the truth rather than shareholders' gloss, but there have been a few headlines about companies failing where I have been grinning quietly to myself and thinking 'well, that's no loss, because it'll mean more people come to x site/shop instead.'
I have to stop myself from gloating at times and think of the people behind the headlines. The workers who have lost their jobs , the families who have been affected. I wouldn't feel as smug if it was a company I worked for which went under. (And yes, before you ask, I have been made redundant before. The state of the job market today, it is likely to happen again some time.)
Even the most evil of evildoers may have a family to whom they were someone special, parents, a spouse or children, a teacher or spiritual leader who saw something in them which was never fully realised. There was a very informative article on the BBC last month, an interview with the daughter of a serial killer . She was able to explain what it feels like being on the other side of the equation, being related to a person serving consecutive life sentences.
I will probably still consider that some companies (and even some evil people) will be no loss to the world, but to someone, somewhere they will always be a loss .