'Everything Happens For A Reason'
metta8 saidI hear people say that all of the time. Do you believe that to be true?
No. At the same time, I try to exploit situations that initially appear negative to me. Don't always succeed, of course, but I often do turn things around to my advantage, or at least minimize the damage. No sense just getting steamrollered by Life.
My partner, on the other hand, does believe this "for a reason" philosophy. Which I don't argue with him too strongly, since he thinks that *I* came into his life for a reason (no doubt to harass & punish him
No, I believe in largely random events that have no reason, except for those things deliberately preplanned by humans.