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or m'y name is earl' karma?
isn't karma. Just a pre-emptive post.
And no, because I don't believe in reincarnation.
How did the interview go?
I got to the interview to be informed that the woman interviewing me was off work due to her child being taken ill (can't be helped I suppose). So I had an inconsequential chat with someone in that department and am waiting to hear when the next interview is.
It's not all bad I suppose, it's not as if I have been turned down. Just a monumental pain in the arse.
I think it's been made up to make people feel they're more significant than they actually are. Like a lot of things.
But I suppose nobody can know for sure.
but I believe in acting as if it exists, if that makes sense.
I'm down with that
so much when you're nearly dead.
It's fantastic fun.
I'm ready to move on
but on a basic level, yes.
from virtually any religion, and yet many people don't bother with
I completely agree though
since i know many amazingly great people who seem to get shat on at every opportunity. which is sad when you consider people like paris hilton
if you can prove that after death they don't get their reward in their next incarnation.
count as proof?
i think death is like when you go to sleep, you just cease to exist
makes me laugh
im referring to the my name is earl variety, which is the one im familiar with.
basically my argument was the classic 'why do bad things happen to good people?'
that isn't an understanding of karma. That is a misunderstanding of karma.
Of course, you'd always do well, if only in yourself, to be good to people.
but you could maybe argue that we now have 2 legit definitions of the word. If you were to consider the number of people who get it mixed up, does that validate it?
One is legit, the other isn't. It isn't a big deal though
keep abandoning reply!
im thinking along the lines of tomato/tomato misunderstandings
basically my argument is that if there are enough people who define a word in one way, then that definition is therefore legitimate. because if you were to present the word to such people then they would recognise it as such.
youre right that my def of karma isnt dictionary kosher, but it is culturally kosher, and therefore legitimate
this is my opinion anyway, based around a vague understanding of social etymology
but its an interesting argument to be having
Some old lady used to be really horrible to me, with no good reason. On Wednesday I saw her in town and she collapsed on the escalators. Would that be karma?
but it may well be deserved
how early we got up to deliver their papers, and in general being rude.
I think that is just luck that you happened to be there.
Did you point and laugh?
I smirked a bit and thought 'yeah bitch, how do you like THAT?!"
I belive in Karma.
To answer yours, I belive in luck. I also believe in fate.
instant reward? or posthumous pleasure?
I don't believe in any grand scheme or the supernatural but it is surely logical that if you act in a certain way this will influence the world and responses to you in a given way, and so be reflected in the things that then happen to you.
Being prepared to shit on people can lead you to success, money, a good job, fulfillment etc
but if you consider the entire human race/population then I think good people are more likely to have a more pleasant existence.
of a nonsense argument! You could never back up that statement, nor define what constitutes 'good people'. Likewise, I couldn't prove it wasn't the case.
unless we went down the evolutionary route of arguments for the necessity of altruism etc (not that altruism necessarily equates to someone being a "good" person). As you say it's impossible to define good or bad people or good lives or successful lives. So all those murderers and rapists locked up (a pretty crude example obviously) may be having a wonderful time.
but then they would be 'individual cases', much like the successful bastard types I've described
but i do firmly believe in a human sort of karma, where if someone acts like a bastard to people then they wont receive the love that they would otherwise have gotten, and this may have some effect on their mood. Like my housemate steals peoples food all the time and thinks nobody knows, but everyone does, and she misses out because of it. I dunno if that could be classed as karma, or just something more mundane like simple human relations
I believe that sometimes good things happen, sometimes bad things happen and it gives the impression of karma.
its a good thing to believe in on a purely personal level (not applying it to others) even if its not true
im a pagan
but i believe if you're nice to someone they'll be likely to be nice back. that's not karma though
What am I supposed to do? Sit around and wait for you? Well I can't do that.
And there's no turning back