Details: This poster shows a list of religious, philosophical, and other views about the phrase Shit Happens . These range from Taoism, to Communism, to Vegetarianism. At the top it says Everybody knows¿ Shit Happens .
Shit happens is a common slang phrase, used as a simple existential observation that life is full of imperfections, or C'est la vie . The minced oath form is stuff happens . It has become a well-known meme. Etymology researchers have yet to determine when the phrase was first used or when it first appeared in print.