Answering reader mail – part… 10? I’ve lost count.

Dear Chris,
Why do bad things happen to good people?  Why do good things happen to bad people?  Why do small things happen to big people?  Why do hot things happen to cold people?  Why do “dank” things happen to “narc” people?
-Conrad, 19, Orlando, FL, USA

Hey Conrad, thanks for the questions.  In philosophy, these problems all fall under the umbrella of “the problem of things happening to the opposite kind of people”, and no one’s been able to solve it.

I understand your frustrations.  It can be really upsetting to see, for example, someone so cold and unfriendly receive a steaming hot cup of coffee or wrap themselves in a warm blanket.  It just doesn’t make sense.  I genuinely hope that answer gave you the solace you were looking for.

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