Good things can come from bad things

United States
July 31, 2010 11:31am CST
Have you noticed that sometimes something good can come from something really and truly bad? A good friend of mine was almost killed by an 81 year old man on Tuesday, The old man had alzhimers and wasn't even suppose to be driving. Yet for some reason he was, It has been in the news around Oregon about this case. In fact the old mans family wasn't watching him at all, and now he will be put in a boarding home where he will get all the help he needs. So did something good come from something bad? Yes, he will finally get the help he truly needs, even though he almost killed someone in the process, but as Aaron would so nicely put it, don't worry about me, help the one that truly needs help and forgive him because it wasn't his fault. The family of this 81 year old man is being sent to court because they were the ones that should have been watching him, yet no one did. Finally the old man will get what he needs. Lets hope that the family is found responsible for allowing him to get out and drive, and to almost kill someone. Do you believe that sometimes, some truly good things can happen from something bad like this?
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• United States
31 Jul 10
I can think of several scenarios that fits this situation. Probably the most common is maybe after a bad divorce or an end to a relationship, & then finding the actual right person afterwards. One case is this band where after a few years of getting some moderate success, they were about to be signed by Universal Music Group, but they fired their female lead singer. They wrote a letter to her telling that she was no longer part of the group, & when the tour supporting an album ended, they gave her the letter & posted it on their website. Well, Universal signed her when she decided to continue on her own, but not the band. I'm not sure if it was her idea, or if Universal put the idea in her head to do so. She seems to have a moderately successful solo career. Not only that. Other more prestigious acts also had her join them on several of their songs. I'm sure if she was still with the band, she would not have been able to work with those more prestigious artists.
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• United States
1 Aug 10
Well, I have to say that when something bad happened last year, something good happened from it, I had you as a friend when I needed one the most. You and Aaron were both there when I needed you the most. Thanks KK, for being a great friend when I needed you. Its great to hear that something good happened for that lady, Maybe she will think about it later on in her carer and realize that the something bad, was truly good.
• United States
1 Aug 10
Well, I'm finding it kind of odd that you mentioned about last year. If you recall, you joined two forums around that time. Well, should we dance so that I can say ... ? http://freebird-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=165&t=1915&p=27476#p27476
• United States
1 Aug 10
Thank you for giving me that link KK, because I lost all that information on the old computer, and on this one when it went on me. You changed your name over there I do know that, and the other one I went to not to long ago but you were no wheres around.
• United States
1 Aug 10
I too have had experiences that seemed devastating, yet they have led to a greater good. The best example I can provide involves myself. When I was sixteen years old I was on a path that would eventually lead to my demise if something didn't change. Most people would consider getting pregnant at sixteen a bad thing. For me and my family it was a blessing in disguise. My pregnancy caused me to re-evaluate my priorities...it gave me a reason to live. I learned who my real friends were and I was given a second chance. It has been nine years since I found out I was going to be a mother. I look back and I know that it was painful and scary for everyone involved, but the outcome was worth the initial hardship. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Even the worst situations can have favorable outcomes.
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• United States
1 Aug 10
Yes that is so very true, I know a lady that had a daughter when she was 15 years old, he daughter became a doctor later on in years, and actually saved her moms life when she had a car accident, so some times, when something happens like that its for the good. The lady told me she had almost had an abortion when she first found out she was pregnant. Good thing she didn't
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• United States
1 Aug 10
My family urged me to have an abortion because I was so young. Eventually I agreed to the idea. Luckily I was far enough along that they could not terminate. I think about it now and I can't see my life without my child. Most of my family still thinks I did the wrong thing, but I honestly do not care. That child means everything to me and I couldn't imagine life without him. My father is the only member of my family who still talks to me and our relationship has never been better.
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@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
12 Aug 10
i believe. i strongly believe. though it could not be manifested at once, i believe that God has reasons for allowing these 'bad' things.
• United States
15 Aug 10
Yes, I think he does, in this case everything worked out for the good, and I have a new closeness now with the man that I love, more then life itself.
@MDG2211 (711)
• Argentina
2 Aug 10
Yeah, if it is a very good point, always or almost always something bad happens something good can come, or you can salvage something positive, the subject is able to survive the bad time and pass as quickly as possible.
• United States
3 Aug 10
When I see bad things happening around me, and in my life, I enjoy trying to think of the good things that may come of it. The one good thing that has come of this accident that I see is that it is now giving me the time to write my book, I spend almost every waking moment writing, and I am actually enjoying it.
@dogito (89)
• Bulgaria
1 Aug 10
There is a Wonderland "Any evil for good. Sometimes things have to happen. The good news is that history has a nice ending, it is most important. I really believe that the worst incident almost always leads to something good.
• United States
3 Aug 10
I have noticed this as well, It is a strange thing but still something good can come from something bad.
@nthomas (43)
1 Aug 10
Yeah.. Often it happens that certain things turn out to be quite good for us. Something like blessings in disguise. But the hard part is to get over it...
• United States
1 Aug 10
Yes it is very hard, in fact Lady J wants to beat the crap out of the old man that caused the accident. But like I told her, Aaron would think of the good side of it. The good side that I see is that he will have more time to be alone at home now rather then working, so then I can spend more time with him. Of course when he finds out he has 10 ladies all wanting to wait on him hand and foot he will get a really big ego.
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
1 Aug 10
I am not sure if some things that came from bad things will result to something good. As far as I know, all good things come from good things and all bad things come from bad things. There's not something good that came out from something bad and there's not something bad that came out from something good.
• United States
1 Aug 10
I wouldn't really say that. I became very close to my dad when my mom was in the hospital, and since I lost him when I was 12 years old, that time I spent with him due to her being gone for 6 months was the best time of my life.
@TexLadyPj (1329)
• United States
31 Jul 10
Herro pmbhuntress09 What an interesting question. Yes,, I believe that good things can happen from bad things. I am speaking from the perspective of a Christian. My cancer of 5+yrs ago renewed my relationship with God. It also helped me to find God's will in my life. There have been numerous trials in my life, many people would say bad things, God has turned the trial to something good. Ah, another one. My Aunt was sent here to Texas on false pretenses. My brother said it was temporary, 1-2 mo. HaHa. She ended up staying here because no one in Ca would take responsibility for her. She got Alzheimers. Although we had some wonderful times, eventually I had to place her in a nursing home. The good thing, we reestablished a great relationship that we would not have had if she had stayed in CA. My book is long enough. Prosperous mylotting
• United States
1 Aug 10
Well, I guess its like when I had cancer last year and Juan left, even though it was bad, I found out that I had some really true friends. Aaron being one of them. Kk below being another one, he is a sweet heart and also worried about me, about as much as Aaron. I am so happy that things that were bad in your life time ended up having a positive outcome.
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