Bad things happen where you least expect them to. We are surrounded by the cruelty of nature. We are nature and kill one another. So in a sense, nature kills itself. Destruction is part of the life cycle that we are all part of and is deeply rooted in our psyche.
“Mother nature is a brutal bitch, red in tooth and claw, who destroys what she creates.”
- Ernest Becker, The denial of death, 1973