Why me? What did I do to deserve this? Did I bring these terrible times on myself? Are these words the sign of a persistent victim mentality, or a natural human response in the face of challenges? There is nothing unusual in trying to identify reasons for bad things happening to good people, and surely many of us have posed these questions on occasion -- after a string of life-altering hardships, a series of tumultuous events, or following a tragic loss. Yet when talking about unforeseen turmoil, the short answer to "why me?" may be as simple as this: Shit happens … [Read More...]
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