This I Believe

Sherre - Saint Louis, Missouri
Entered on December 11, 2007
Age Group: Under 18

Karma is the belief that what goes around comes around. I have noticed that things have been happening to me. Before bad things have happened to me, I had been talking about people behind their backs. I would repeatedly say awful things about these people. I believe that because I had been talking about people, bad things are now happening to me.

One day, I was on the bus listening to my ipod and the bus pulled up to the school. I put my ipod in the front part of my backpack and got off the bus. I went through the whole day thinking that nothing was wrong, but there was something wrong and I didn’t know it yet. As soon as 8th block came around, I was excited about listening to some music while I was finishing up my art project. So, I went to the front part of my pocket, which was where I put the ipod before I got off the bus. As I opened up the zipper, I had noticed something was missing. The missing item was my ipod.

Karma is not something that just happens to me, it happens to other people as well. The night before something happened to my friend, he and his friend had been doing drugs and had stolen a whole bunch of movies. The after they had done these things, they had gotten into a horrible car accident. They were laughing and not paying too much attention to the road and had ran a red light. In the process of running a red light, a car was pulling out into the street and had hit their car. They were going at full speed. In the end, his friend had died and he had been badly injured. This might have never happened if they wouldn’t have done drugs and stolen movies.

Karma also happens in literature and movies, not only in people’s lives. In the movie Just my Luck, Lindsay Lohan had been really rich and gotten everything she wanted all the time. She would not treat everyone the same, as she would wish to be treated. The night before she had lost her luck, she had been to this party and kissed this guy. By kissing this guy, it had reversed her luck. So her luck had now been with the man that she kissed. She had been miserable the whole movie and wanted her good luck back. At the end, she becomes selfish and kisses the guy to get her luck back. She then realizes that she was being really selfish and kisses the guy to give him her luck.

I believe karma can happen to anyone at ay time. I have had karma happen to me many times, but not always bad. Sometimes I believe there is good karma out there. Karma helps me to become a better person and I learn from it. I learn that doing that wrong things can end up in a bad result.