Why ‘Everything Happens For A Reason’ Is A Philosophy Worth Believing

We’ve all heard the phrase before, but it can be hard to believe that “everything happens for a reason” when facing hardship. The concept, however, is nothing new, with its origins stemming from Aristotle, one of the most prominent philosophers in Ancient Greece.

If you’re a cynic, here are reasons why you should consider believing that everything happens for a reason.

It Gives You Closure

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Photo Credit: Scopio / Bernardo Ramonfaur
Photo Credit: Scopio / Bernardo Ramonfaur

When struck by a personal tragedy or negative outcome, believing that things happen for a reason—even if you’re not yet sure what that reason is—gives you closure from that event and helps you move on from it.