Kind Words?

There’s an idea in this world that “people get what they deserve”.

Usually that’s in the context of someone being a jerk, and someone else will say “what goes around, comes around”, expecting karma to come and kick them in the ass.

Your friends want to be supportive (well, usually), and so they try to say nice, supportive things like “things will get better”, or “it’s always darkest before the dawn”, or “everything happens for a reason”.

Or, the one that I hate, “you deserve better”.

That’s usually in the context of a relationship that has come to an end. “She wasn’t good enough for you, you deserve better.”

Easy to say, isn’t it?  Empty platitudes often are.

If I really do “deserve better”, then where is this “better” you speak of?  Am I just not looking in the right place? Have I not waited long enough?

Or have I already got just what I deserve, and my friends are overly optimistic?

I would like to believe in fate, that good things come to those who wait, and all that.  But, some days,  it just seems like a big load of hooey.

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