We (Don’t) Get What We Deserve
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." – Martin Luther King Jr.
A breakup. Bullying or harassment at work. Traumatic events such as combat or rape. The path to healing after events like these may be boobytrapped, but if we know where to look, we can shimmy our way toward wisdom.
One common mental boobytrap: how we make sense of misfortune. People want to believe that the world is fair — that good things happen to good people, and bad things happen . . .
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