My dog loves getting walked. It’s the highlight of his day. The instant I get home, I take him out. I take him around the park and back, then collapse on the couch and start my homework. Call it karma, but after I do it, the rest of the day ends well. I believe what goes around comes around, and it shows.
Perhaps the best example of this is our government, where karma seems to flow through the air like smoke. Our government may do something people consider stupid, like the Iraq war. Then, like clockwork, the government sees the party in power start to lose it’s grip. The power sways, and a certain balance is restored.
When the employer fires his low wage workers, he loses productivity and valuable resources. When the Wal-Mart refuses to help the working class with better wages, they lose their customers to competitors. When the C.E.O trades better conditions of his workers for stock, the stock plummets. When something bad happens, karma ensues.
But karma works the other way too. When a good deed happens, good thing come your way. Just look at the presidential candidates. They promise better health care, higher wages, and an all around better life. And the results show, as this is one of the most discussed and debated elections of all time. Good karma happens when the business creates new jobs, or the hospital takes care of the homeless for free. Good karma happens when you make the correct decisions in life.
It’s karma that keeps the world going, as it helps the good and punishes the bad.
It works on lower levels too. It’s not always big powers getting the joy and the wrath. Ordinary citizens, blue collar workers, lawyers, and everyone is affected by it. When you stop and help the poor old woman across the street, or stop and coach a game of the pee-wee soccer team, karma happens. When you kick some workers to the curb, or deny the pregnant woman health care, Karma ensues.
Whatever you do, karma ensues.
I myself have had some experience with karma. When I was little, I always used to be nice with my brother. For example, I would let him go first in games, despite my three-year old self wanting to go first. Those days got better after I was nice to him, and that’s what got me to believe in karma. From then on, I always tried to do the right thing in certain situations. Be it stopping to let the older man go in front of me, or spending my time with those who need it.
So as I attach the leash to my furry friend, I can’t help but get the feeling that something good is coming my way. It will come, and the decisions I made will change my fortune. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, it will pay off.
Besides, I needed the exercise anyway.