I wonder what life would be like if nothing bad ever happened. Take theological arguments out of it and treat it as a simple hypothetical: would life be better if bad things never happened?
There is no sense of "good" without "bad." You can't be thankful for that which you take for granted.
Would anyone "live life to the fullest" if life were all pleasant, and nothing unexpected ever happened? Would we be able to cherish each moment if we knew, without a doubt, that there would be many more to come?
This topic question has made me wonder: are we only able to truly enjoy life because terrible things do happen? Would we be able to appreciate what we have if nothing could take it away?
Every time something bad happens, we learn from it. We become one step closer to solving a problem, and we make the world a better place. The ability, the need, to ask questions and seek answers is an important part of being human. The world today is a far better place than it was a thousand years ago. But our progress, our triumphs...what would be without them? Empty shells, shuffling around one day to the next, no sense of purpose or direction, nor need for such notions....much like animals, living off instinct, doing only what we must, nothing more, nothing less. What's the point of life if our safety , our well-being, our necessities are all taken care of, and nothing bad can happen? What would we do then? Where would we find our purpose? I don't think the concept of "love" would even exist in such a world.