DAILY PROMPT: KARMA CHAMELEON
This just in: let’s pretend that science has proven that karma is a thing. Your words and actions will influence what happens to you in the future. How (if at all) will you change your ways?
There are times when I wish karma would sneak up behind certain persons who shall remain nameless, tap them on the shoulder, and when they turn, sock them squarely right in the jaw. Or kneecap them. I’m not fussy.
Unfortunately, the person currently top of my (mercifully short) list has never taken responsibility for his own actions in his entire life, so the broken jaw would only result in a burning sense of injustice, a good wallow in self-pity, and given his predilection for payback, and exhaustive search for someone to blame and punish accordingly.
So what would be even better would be for karma to induce these people to feel at absolute gut level the pain and suffering they’ve caused for their own selfish and self-serving reasons, and to know without question who their victims have been.
In which case, where would that leave me?
It rather depends on karma’s criteria, doesn’t it. I’ve certainly hurt people in my life. Failed them, let them down. I’ve also (obviously) wished them something less than joy and serenity on occasion. But how evil is it to want someone to understand what they’ve done to a person you love? And does doing your best protect you from karmic wrath when your best wasn’t good enough?
I’ll get back to you when I know the answers.