Why do good people die young, and bad people seem to live forever?
Only The Good Die Young – A Soulful Perspective on Longevity
As we navigate the labyrinthine journey of life, a perennial question often resurfaces: Why do good people die young while others, perceived as “bad,” seem to live long lives? This question is profoundly human and resonates with many of us.
Firstly, I want to acknowledge that this question arises from a human-centric viewpoint, which often limits our perspective to just our physical existence. However, when viewed through the lens of the soul, the question takes on a new dimension that might even render it nonsensical—not dismissively, but as a reflection of our eternal nature.
Today’s question comes from a listener, “Why do good people die young and bad people seem to live forever?”
Answering Why Good People Die Young- Longevity as a Blessing or Curse?
In many religious and philosophical traditions, longevity is considered a divine favor. But, is a long life necessarily better? If we’re absorbing life’s lessons and evolving our souls, perhaps leaving early is not a sign of disfavor but an indicator that our soul mission for this lifetime has been accomplished. If we thought about it differently, instead of asking why good people die young, we might wonder what has caused that person to have to been here so long.
The Complexity of Good and Bad
Labeling people as “good” or “bad” is an oversimplification, a reduction of the intricate tapestry that constitutes human nature. Culture, beliefs, and personal preferences primarily shape moral judgments. Therefore, who are we to say who deserves more or less time on Earth?
Why good people die young has been asked countless times. I thought this was a really interesting take on it by Dr. Gabor Mate.
Eternal Beings in a Temporal World
As eternal beings—and I believe most of you concur with this perspective—our existence is not confined to one lifetime. Our vacations on Earth are but chapters in an everlasting saga. Some chapters are brief; others are prolonged. But each contributes to our eternal growth and soul evolution.
The Fleeting Nature of Human Life
When we zoom out and view human life within the framework of cosmic time, it’s a mere blink. Take the Earth’s age, about 4.5 billion years, or a redwood tree’s life, spanning over 2,000 years. Human life, by comparison, is extraordinarily fleeting. From a soul’s standpoint, the fixation on the length of life in a single incarnation seems almost trivial.
Quality Over Quantity
Take my daughter Shayna, who was with us for only 15 years. Her life was packed with purpose, love, and meaningful experiences. I often hear similar stories about people who lived “short” lives, which suggests they could be advanced souls with a unique mission.
In conclusion, I invite you to embrace each day in a long or short life. Learn, grow, love, and look forward to the eternal adventure that awaits us all. Don’t fret over why good people die young, see each life as unique with a mission we might not understand from the human perspective.
If you have any further questions or topics you’d like to explore, feel free to reach out. I’ll be more than happy to address them in my next podcast.
Thank you for listening, and have a wonderful day.