In my experience most of us suffer from extreme thinking. We see things as either good or bad. Black or white. There are few shades of grey.
So when bad things happen. We see them as very bad, and can’t see the good in them.
But life isn’t like that. It’s just too complicated to say that anything in life (except perhaps death, but that could be argued too) is intrinsically bad.
Further, for some reason, we like to focus on the bad. In fact, if you think about it, something could be 10% bad and 90% good, and we could see it as all bad, and not see it for the good that it is. That’s just how we are. Think about all the people you label as bad, that are probably just about 10% bad, or perhaps even less.
So that’s why they outcome of bad, is often good, since in truth, the potential for good was already there, and now has the opportunity to flourish.
Of course, the opposite is true as well, but I thought I would focus on the positive side of things, since it is always nice to remember that good stuff comes from bad stuff.
P.S. This is my 65th post, which means that I am 25% towards my goal of a blog that runs for a year. Whoo hoo! Let’s see if I can stay motivated for another 195 posts. Better, let’s see if I can come up with another 195 unique ideas!