i think of it along the lines of there being an advantage for someone
in every event, not specifically for me. so something that has disadvataged me has possibly done a better good for someone else.
old age helps along these lines...i can look back over my life and see how each event prepared me for the next-and almost say that certain events formed a chain that led to others and of course here i am now because of it all.
i think that somewhat sounds like fatalism...i am not too good on identifying isms. but i can also look back and see the choices i made, and that there were alternatives that would have had other consequences.
but yet i dont agree with
Any life ethic that can not overcome fatalism is a life ethic that is necessarily doomed to fail.
although it sounds really cool. because even if i knew i was going to wake up tomorrow and this whole thing was nothing but a joke, i would still take it seriously and carefully consider the meaning of it all and my relationship to the other people in it with me.
in other words, i am one of those people who believes doing good is right and i want to do good whether or not i get a reward or prize for it. it is its own reward, not only as such but because good comes from good.
then i go off the wall, according to most folks, because i also believe good comes from evil. the bottom line for me is that if the good didnt outweigh the bad, if the order didnt outweigh the chaos, if the ethics didnt outweigh the perversity, i dont see that we would still be here at all...we would have self destructed long ago.