The people you meet, the things you go through, the smiles you have, the tears you shed - they happen for a reason?
Most Helpful Guy
The value of an assertion is in what difference it makes. If everything happens for a reason but it makes no difference because you can't figure out what the reason is and use the information to change anything then it is effectively as if everything happens for no reason.
I think when people use this phrase they usually mean it as a comfort that god or providence has a plan, that there is meaning and a kind of justice in the universal order. Again there is no evidence of this or any way to use the assertion objectively so there might as well not be. Any comfort it gives is a placebo effect.1
Most Helpful Girl
Yeah I believe it does whether we cross paths with someone to teach them a valuable lesson or vise versa. The things we go through are because of the choices we make and not just because of unfortunate events. Smiles always come after tears and without tears, I wouldn't appreciate experiencing joy and happiness.0