Brandon - Canton, Michigan
Entered on October 21, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: golden rule
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What goes around comes around. An eye for an eye. What you give is what you get in return. These are all ways we can use to describe what Karma is. This is something I have always had a strong belief for. Karma is the concept that whatever a man sows he should also reap, meaning that every action has a result, and that there is no such thing as an action without a result. This belief roots from Hinduism, a religion that takes Karma into serious consideration with everything they believe in. However, you do not need to be a Hindu in order to believe in Karma.

I have always believed that you should treat someone as you should be treated. One great example of karma that I’m sure most of us can relate with, is being courteous to other drivers. We have all been in the position where some jackass has cut us off almost causing us to end up in their backseat, and how many times have we all wanted to get out and bash his windows in. Well, by not doing this, and by letting those people sort of have their own way, we can hope that if we do this to someone, they won’t tamper with us.

Another lesson I have learned, is that when you are always mean to people, and treat them poorly, that you will find that they won’t always be so nice to you. One day you may wake up and all of a sudden your whole world will have changed and everyone that you thought was there for you may be gone because they are done dealing with your negativity. A different view I believe in when it comes to Karma, is that the mood you are in, and the outlook you have on life has an effect on how your life unfolds, and the events that occur around you. If you wake up and tell yourself that you will have a good day and things will happen in your favor, then that is more than likely going to pan out that way. If you wake up and tell yourself that it is going to be a horrible day, chances are your attitude and outlook will make it so that it seems that everything goes wrong that day. It goes the same way that if you start to have a bad day, then you can tell yourself you will have a good one and things will turn around.

What sort of world would we live in if no one believed in Karma? If everyone went around thinking that they could do whatever they wanted, the world would be complete chaos. Karma is a good thing to believe in, and it is a shame that more people don’t. It is one thing that I take into consideration everyday in everything that I do.