Nerys Ghemor wrote:
Tora Ziyal wrote:
"Everything happens for a reason."
Well, yeah, everything has a cause. But most people who say this mean that there's some deliberate purpose for this thing to have happened, like the universe did it deliberately, and therefore this horrendous thing is somehow good for you. Grrrrr.
I was just about to post this one.
I think it is much more accurate to say that good can be brought out of bad situations in spite
of the evil that has been done, not because
of it as though those evil things are right or justified. The means do not justify the ends.
I think that one can exploit
even bad circumstances and should try to do so where possible, to bring about better things. It doesn't make the bad circumstances okay.
There's plenty of bad situations that are bad. Not good. Won't be good. There' nothing good in them. They're ultimately bad. And their results are only bad. If something is in spite
of bad situations, it would be there even if the bad wouldn't have happened, so why to involve the bad at all. Let's have the good without that bad.
So I agree with Tora Ziyal
, this saying is horrible
In a Cardassian library
or in a Cardassian gallery
"Reagan, it appears, is really only an ardent unionist if the unions in question are in Poland" - Stephen King, Skeleton Crew