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I want to have a little rant about something that annoys me…
I hear a lot of people talking about Karma these days. You hear people talking about bad things happening to other people they don’t like or are upset with, having a laugh about it and saying, “that’s Karma for you”.
I see meme’s every day on social media saying things like:
“Karma is only a bitch if you are”
“It’s called Karma and it’s pronounced HA HA FUCK YOU”
And in case those two aren’t bad enough, here’s my least favourite, the whole concept of:
“You will never understand the damage you did to someone until the same thing is done to you. That’s why I’m
here – Karma”
The basic premise of Karma is that if you do good things, good things happen to you and if bad things happen to you, you must have done something to deserve it.
And I think that’s a load of shit.
If I were to believe that, it would mean that Sam and I have done something so inconceivably unforgivable that we deserve to go through the challenges we have experienced these past couple of years.
If I think back on all the things I have ever done and all the decisions I have ever made, I cannot think of one thing that would have caused so much pain and torment to another being that would cause us to experience the same. It is not something you would ever wish on anyone, no matter what they might have said, thought or done.
I honestly think that sometimes, people just have bad luck and sometimes, people have good luck and it’s got nothing to do with how nice or horrible they are to others.
I feel like, when people talk about Karma, they talk about it as if it applies to other people and not to themselves.
Seriously, think about it.
What’s the worst thing that has ever happened to you?
Do you think you did something to make that happen? Was Karma paying you a visit, or were you just super-duper unlucky?
I think most people try to do the right thing most of the time (or at least justify their actions in some way or other) and if something bad does happen, it’s highly unlikely they did something to cause that awful thing to happen to them.
I do agree that you should be nice to others, do good deeds and generally pay it forward. But I don’t think that you should do those things because you’re expecting anything in return, or because you’re trying to avoid bad things happening to you.
I honestly believe that doing good things means good things will happen for you… I just don’t think it means that you are exempt from anything bad ever happening.
So next time you feel like sharing one of those stupid Karma memes, just remember there are good people out there who are experiencing crap things who didn’t actually do anything to deserve it and telling them that they did deserve it achieves nothing other than making them feel worse (and whoever you are actually aiming your stupid meme at probably isn’t taking any notice of it anyway!)
Until next time… do these memes annoy you too? What’s your take on how Karma works?
Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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