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Harold S. Kushner

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

by Harold S. Kushner

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Harold S. Kushner

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When Bad Things Happen To Good People explains why even the best of people sometimes suffer from adversity, and how we can turn our pain into something meaningful, instead of lamenting it.

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People

by Harold S. Kushner

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Harold S. Kushner

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What do you do when you get less from life than it seems you deserve? It's tempting to wallow in self-pity, anger, resentment, or jealousy.

On top of all those negative emotions, misfortune also encourages people to lash out at religion. Some even doubt the presence of a higher power. After all, if God were really so powerful and loving, he would protect good people from having bad things happen — but, all too often, he doesn't.

This is a simple and powerful train of thought. But according to Rabbi Harold S. Kushner's claims in his book When Bad Things Happen to Good People, it's simply not true. Efforts to find the specific reason that a bad thing happened are often counterproductive. We don't even need those answers to rise above our pain.

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"It is the result, not the cause, of pain that makes some experiences of pain meaningful, and others empty and destructive."

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