Understanding the Battle ~ Good vs. Evil

“Good loses. Good always loses because good has to play by the rules. Evil doesn’t.” ~ Henry Mills, Once Upon a Time

Why does it feel like those who never play by the rules always seem to get ahead in life? It’s something I’ve struggled with accepting and understanding for such a long time and, last night, I heard something in one of my new favorite TV shows, Once Upon a Time that made so much sense.

Good people appear to “lose” all the time while watching the bad people breeze through their lives without consequence. I have experienced this phenomenon for many years and I feel like I’ve gained some insight into why it seems that way. The imbalance is extremely frustrating to those of us who have a conscience because we endure the obstacles instead of surpassing them without a second thought. Obstacles are there for a reason ~ to teach us how to overcome them the right way. For bad people, obstacles cease to exist, as do the repercussions of the lack of regard for anyone who dares to stand in their way. Because good people take the time to deal with the obstacles, it feels like they’re “left behind” while the bad people get ahead. I think that we have to look at the bigger picture. The difference between good people and bad people isn’t in the goals, but the methods used to meet those goals. A genuinely good person wants to achieve goals with his or her conscience intact; a bad person doesn’t care about casualties, so long as {s}he gets what {s}he wants.

Does evil really win? While it may seem so, I think it doesn’t. Not really. I believe that we’re all here for a reason ~ to learn how to work around the obstacles in our paths. We must learn the value of patience, strength, determination, dignity, and grace. We can eventually have what we want, but when we know we achieved our goals without causing pain and suffering in the process, the rewards are more meaningful and deserved. Besides, if one only achieves his or her goals by stepping on others {and alienating them} in the process, they’ll most likely have nobody left to share in the rewards.

“Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” ~ Joyce Meyer

❤ & ☮

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