Pete Lee

Monday, September 12, 2005

Why do bad things happen to good people?

In my observations of social practices, it seems that it's relatively hip and easy to be cynical. Cynicism is a great excuse to not do anything because it's fatalistic. "Why help when it's just going to happen all over again. Bah." Great excuse to stay home, really. This cynicism seems to be paired, frequently, with hurtful experiences: either to oneself or others.

I don't know why bad things happen in this world--it's the topic of too many literary and artistic works to mention. That said, I think this interesting missive from a blogger in the New Orleans area can put an interesting spin on a conversation about the value of cynicism vs. altruism.

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