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
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.