Really don't understand. please tell me WHY you think this is true...
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Ignoring the fact that the definitions of "good" and "bad" are subjective, I am going to propose a different way of looking at this idea.
Things (intrinsically neither bad nor good) happen to people (both good and bad) without distinction and it is only when these things occur that the individual is forced to interpret whether what has happened was "good" or "bad". When individuals believe something bad has happened to them, they feel pain. From this pain is derived a stronger sense of compassion and morality--instead of solely looking after their own interests, their understanding of suffering allows them to empathize with the plights of their fellow man. Because they understand what it feels like to be hurt, they attempt to either alleviate others from feeling this way or to prevent such emotions from developing in the first place. If someone has had no real pain in their life, their capacity to pity others and to act humanely is limited; after all, it is hard to understand why someone might be hurt by you betraying them if you have never been betrayed. In other words, it is because bad things happen that people are able to develop qualities (ex. mercy, humility, kindness) that are cherished as essential components of not only "good" people, but of humans in general. I realize that many people become bitter after bad things happen to them but I believe that is because they fail to fully understand what has occurred and the potential for increased personal goodness that is given to them as a result. As a side note, it is also important to realize that while "good" things might make us happy, they don't actually make us "good" people in the traditional understanding of the word.0