Scrutiny on the Fallacy – “Everything Happens for a Reason”

Scrutiny on the Fallacy – “Everything Happens for a Reason”

“Everything happens for a reason.”

“That happened to you because if it doesn’t, you might be in a bad place.”

“Bad things have to happen in order for the good times to come after.”

“In every storm, there is a rainbow.”

“There are no accidents or coincidences; all things happen with a purpose”

We probably encountered this kind of statements – regardless of language or culture you have. Humans generally use this to console a current plight. For example, “You probably got your car engine busted because there is an imminent disaster en route.” This is probably acceptable, because it is possible; but I call this ‘bullshit’. This is the least possible advice you can say to anyone who is currently on a hard time in life.

Why? Because it’s all fallacy, folks, and it is a poor philosophy. Read on to know why.

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