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Making sense of tragedy

Tragedy can strike anyone at any time. A death in the family, a serious accident, financial or personal disasters, may cause us to ask the question "Why me" or make us wonder why this could have happened to someone else, like a criminal or really bad person. We feel that perhaps we got the short end of the stick or were singled out in some way even though we may have been doing all the right things'

Are we asking the wrong question? Perhaps instead we should ask, "why not me?". Instead of wondering "How could you let this happen to me" you can wonder, "how can I prevent this from happening again" Contemplate about the lessons you are learning from the experience and how this tragedy can make life better for you and others around you

It is not true that bad things only happen to bad people and good people have all the luck. It happens to all of us. While we may bring certain things on ourselves with the choices we make, we need to concentrate on becoming more aware of the hand we have been dealt, find ways to cope and move forward.

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snerfu wrote on April 6, 2015, 10:42 PM

Grief isolates us. It therefore strengthens, but one does wonder, why tragedies do happen.

allen0187 wrote on April 7, 2015, 12:30 AM

I've been to the same situation last year. It is but normal to feel such but after a while, it is best to move on and instead to focus on the lessons to be learned from the tragedy.

MegL wrote on April 7, 2015, 3:11 AM

I think Forest Gump put it well, "S**t happens". You're right, we have to learn how to deal with it and move forward.

trufflehunter wrote on April 7, 2015, 3:44 AM

Yes, it's all about the living moving forward. One thing I've learnt about tragedy is that you see who your real friends are.

ScarletRose wrote on April 7, 2015, 9:41 PM

Why it happens is such a difficult question to answer. I do understand why we ask it.

ScarletRose wrote on April 7, 2015, 9:42 PM

I think many of us can relate but as you said we have to move on eventually.

ScarletRose wrote on April 7, 2015, 9:48 PM

I know it is sometimes easier said than done but you are right, we just have to move on after the grief

ScarletRose wrote on April 7, 2015, 9:49 PM

That is a good point. I have experienced that too and sometimes you find friends in the most unlikely persons