Everything happens for a reason… or does it?

I use the phrase ‘Everything happens for a reason’ but this morning I read an article from Big Think that described this way of thinking as¬†managing ‘to combine the maximum of ignorance with the maximum of arrogance’. Wow.

This made me think. Why do we use this phrase? I think it might be because sometimes there isn’t an immediate answer to something or something seems inexplicable¬†or ‘unfair’. It is a kind of reassurance that life is not nice sometimes.

Here is the Big Think article: http://bigthink.com/the-proverbial-skeptic/everything-happens-for-a-reason-really?utm_source=Big+Think+Weekly+Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=6f0d91fc7a-_Here_s_What_s_New_at_Big_Think6_14_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6d098f42ff-6f0d91fc7a-40615877

More information: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/hot-thought/201002/does-everything-happen-reason-0