Is it natural to wish that good things happen to good people and bad things happen to bad people?
That would be very true of big bad things, like committing a crime. We have strong consequences to breaking the law that hopefully reflect the severity of the breach of law. Big good things, it’s not so clear. If someone lives selflessly serving others then the reward is internal and personal. Material goodness must come as a gift, it does not come naturally in this situation. But what we hope is that the person who does good big things has a good, happy life.
Now consider the everyday good and bad things. I mean things like being friendly or stealing stationary. In addition, consider if generally (i.e. most of the time) a person is good or bad when he or she interacts with others, such as with positivity and enthusiasm v’s negativity and nastiness. Or perhaps that person is selective as to where niceness goes- that cannot be a good trait either.
In the everyday good case, if you are friendly and positive and enthusiastic… that’s really lovely, I wish you well, I wish you many happy successes.
On the other hand, if you are everyday negative, nasty, selectively nice and steal stuff without asking… I don’t mind if you struggle a bit and maybe fall over thin air and cry and briefly think you have no friends.
Is this natural or unforgiving? Is it also nasty?
Take this one step further. Consider two exes. A good ex and a bad ex. You can use your imagination to think why each one may have earned their category.
Is it natural to be happy that a good ex is happy in life after you, while gaining some deep justification or personal cleansing when a bad ex is having a hard time at life?
I’m sure you are a nice person if you’re reading my blog and got to this point of this post… I wish you well 🙂