Shit Happens

Shit Happens, continued
According to Wikipedia, “Shit happens” is a a common vulgar slang phrase, used as a simple existential observation that life is full of unpredictable events, either “Asi es la vida” or “C’est la vie.” The phrase is an acknowledgment that bad things happen to people for no particular reason.
“For no particualr reason”? Well, I used to tell my clients/patients that everything is just the way that it should be – “should be” in the sense that the way things are could be understood to be the way they are if we only knew everything that has led up to this point in time. It is a bit like the observation that everyone is perfect – perfectly human, that is, and that everyone is doing what they feel is the right thing to do (given their moral reasoning level). Which is why the less-skilled criminals end up in jail rather than business or politics. Their level of moral reasoning does not reach as high as Kohlberg’s Law and Order stage of moral development.

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