Many people believe everything happens for a reason. Others say that to make themselves feel better when something goes wrong or they don’t get something they want, such a book sale, agent representation, new job, client or booking, or a house. Sometimes we wonder what that reason is, or when or if we’ll find out.
There are quotes on the topic, a song, blog posts and assorted books about it.
Most of usknow people who, for example, lost their jobs, got divorced or didn’t get into their first choice college. They were unhappy at the time and perhaps uncertain about the future. They might have tried to ease the sting with clichés such as “bad things happen to good people.” But soon after, they found another job that paid more money and/or they liked better, or they met someone better to and for them, or loved the college they did get in. In cases such as these, it’s easier to believe that EHfaR.