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23-10-2015, 04:36 PM
Everything happens for a reason
Do people really believe this? Life is totally random.
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23-10-2015, 04:45 PM
RE: Everything happens for a reason
Everything happens for a raisin?

Don't let those gnomes and their illusions get you down. They're just gnomes and illusions.

--Jake the Dog, Adventure Time

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23-10-2015, 04:53 PM
RE: Everything happens for a reason
That saying always annoys, usually because it's said to me by someone who isn't going through shit, while I'm waist deep in the septic tank…

But we're narrative creatures, evolved to seek patterns, and we can't help but make stories of our lives.
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23-10-2015, 05:01 PM
RE: Everything happens for a reason
Everything does happen for a reason, but not the kind of reason they are thinking.
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23-10-2015, 05:13 PM
RE: Everything happens for a reason
(23-10-2015 05:01 PM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  Everything does happen for a reason, but not the kind of reason they are thinking.

For the win! Thumbsup
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23-10-2015, 05:46 PM
RE: Everything happens for a reason
“Anything that happens, happens.

Anything that, in happening, causes something else to happen, causes something else to happen.

Anything that, in happening, causes itself to happen again, happens again.

It doesn’t necessarily do it in chronological order, though.”

― Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless


Shit doesn't "just happen" - it requires some asshole to make an effort. ---- onlinebiker

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23-10-2015, 05:51 PM
RE: Everything happens for a reason
Yes, people believe this due to fear of the unknown/uncertainty.
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23-10-2015, 06:43 PM
RE: Everything happens for a reason
I believe that. You get sick for a reason. There are fucking bacteria or viruses that infected you. Car accidents happen for a reason. One of the drivers. Wasn't paying attention/was driving recklessly/lost control.

I don't really like going outside.
It's too damn "peopley" out there....
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23-10-2015, 08:03 PM
RE: Everything happens for a reason
(23-10-2015 04:36 PM)rowan Wrote:  Do people really believe this? Life is totally random.

We are pattern-forming beings, and try to reason out agency (sometimes) for events. Those people who can't get past the fact that some things just happen, will resort to religion, with a god as the agent. The more we learn about the universe, at least locally, the less we need to rely on a god as the agent. The problem is that the establishment of religion is so ancient, that people have a lot of mental inertia (not to mention brainwashing) that keeps this belief in effect.

I do not believe that things happen for a reason, except as has been mentioned above, like a car crash.
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24-10-2015, 02:07 PM
RE: Everything happens for a reason
Why can't I become rich for the reason that I want to be rich?

"If you keep trying to better yourself that's enough for me. We don't decide which hand we are dealt in life, but we make the decision to play it or fold it" - Nishi Karano Kaze
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