Do you believe in karma? Here's a scenario?

India
July 26, 2009 11:58am CST
Stacy has lied, cheated on every person he has ever dated her entire life. She has stolen from people who trusted her and tried to help her. She has been callous and cold to just about everyone. One day, Stacy meets a man and falls in love. She decides to be responsible and try to be a better person. Do you think that Stacy can ride off into the sunset and live a happy life despite everything that she has done in the past or do you think that she will have to pay price for everything that came before?
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@esp2_mayn (135)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 09
Well...I always like to believe in second chances. So, if she is really trying to turn a new leave, perhaps the past will leave her alone. But then the past catches up on us in many myriad ways. It depends if the current can bear the brunt of the past. And how much Stacy has build up the trust that she has wronged andis trying to make right.
@Basil2004 (105)
26 Jul 09
Who knows? Some people have a very very cold and uncaring personality yet seem to be successful in life not caring who they hurt. Maybe there past comes back t haunt them maybe they change. I just avoid such people and take as little to do with them as possible so that they do not affect my happiness. I like to think however that what comes around goes around and I have seen people get there just desserts in this life.
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
26 Jul 09
One what Karma means # (Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation. So can Stacy have a good life, according to this yes, her next life might not be that great tho. If is according to what we believe as Karma, we might want to see Stacy suffer, even a little, why because we are not very patient people and what we understand as Karma is something along the lines of what goes around comes around.
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@snowy22315 (36190)
• United States
26 Jul 09
I believe that she will suffer in some way that maybe is not readily apparent. Stacy sounds like the type of person that is slow to learn lessons in life and she may have learned but something will probably happen to her someday that will make the things she has done before come back to haunt her.
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@jb78000 (15178)
26 Jul 09
i think maybe this depends on her attitude - if she is being a 'better person' just because of this man (which really again is to get something she wants) then she's due for something. if she understands how what she did in the past hurt people and regrets it then it's difficult to say. good discussion.
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• United States
26 Jul 09
I think that everything comes around. Even if nothing terrible happens to her, and this guy is the right one and all of that, after being happy for long enough she will realize how much she hurt other people, and it will start to wear on her. I think that guilt is more punishment than anything someone else can do to you. I know that I have hurt people in my life because I made some stupid choices when I was younger (as we all do) and I feel guilty about them almost every day. I don't know if bad things have happened to me because of it, but I do believe that everything balances out in the end. Often the people who seem untouched are the most miserable.
• United Arab Emirates
27 Jul 09
If the situation you mentioned means Karma, then it can and cannot be possible. There are always 2 sides to a coin and people who believe in it usually consider wrong situations in their lives as a part of their karma, I think if a person remains positive about life, he/she will not be bothered with Karma.
@fchalida (196)
• Indonesia
27 Jul 09
for me is every one get love mate is same as we are. what we are is that what the couple is. I mean if we good person so we get the good couple. if we are bad so we get bad couple. So, i guess is Stacy get same as she is. If Stacy stolen, so she get stolen from someone else, If just stolen product thing, so hopeply her boyfriend will help her more better(not stoller anymore). If she stolen her friend boyfriend, so her boyfiend will cheated on her.
• Malaysia
27 Jul 09
Hi Meena. I believe in Kamma. And I also believe that if Stacy does not pay back in this lifetime, there is always her future lives where she cannot escape from her wrong doings. However, we should be aware that when she be a better person in the later part of her life, she will also enjoy the fruits of her good doing.
• Indonesia
27 Jul 09
Well, I don't believe in karma. Even so, what we sow is what we harvest. If a man sow the wind, he well harvest the storm. Eventually, what we did in our life, whether good or bad, we will have to pay it back someday, if not in this life, than in the life to come. One day, when our life has finished, in front of God, we will have to answer the questions about what we already did with our life.
@nuar_y (279)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 09
I do believe in karma. I believe in what goes around comes around, and what goes up must come down. I think sooner or later something will come up onto her. I don't know what, but I think it will...
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
27 Jul 09
This is my belief "what goes around comes around." She will get hers one day. It could be tomorrow a month from now or years from now. She will not go unpunished for all that she has stolen, cheated and lied to.
@jojorv (201)
• Philippines
27 Jul 09
i beleive in karma. i had a friend who had multiple relationships with girls all at the same time, one of her girlfried got pregnant but he never married her. now, my friend finally found true love, got married but he was surprised to find out that his wife can no longer bear a child because of medical reasons.
@dpk262006 (55822)
• Delhi, India
27 Jul 09
Hi Meenakshi! I do not think that she falling in love and keeping its flame alive has anything to do with her Karma. If she can behave honestly and sincerely in her love affairs, I think she can be successful. (Opinions will differ on this issue from person to person, I've expressed my opinion).
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
27 Jul 09
I am not sure about Karma, as much as I believe that happiness comes from doing what is right, being compassionate and making a difference in the world. Perhaps this person has seen that the way she was behaving before brought her no happiness and now she has a chance and is willing to do what is right
@subha12 (18462)
• India
27 Jul 09
I used to believe till some time ago. But Have noticed, in my case, my good karma has done nothing good to me.It has done done even worse things to me.
@Sweeten (159)
• United States
27 Jul 09
It is up to Stacy, she needs to come clean and tell the person she fell in love with and she will not feel guilty. It is bound to slip out if he was to meet anyone of Stacy's friends or family so she might as well go ahead and tell him. If she doesnt tell the truth and tries to run off into the sunset she will probably somewhere down the line pay for everthing that came before.
@machizmo (279)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I think you reap what you sow. If you sow things that are good you will reap those things. If you sow things that are bad you will eventually reap those things as well. No matter what happens with you in the future what we do now will affect those things, because what one sows they will reap.
• China
27 Jul 09
yes
• Philippines
27 Jul 09
yes i do. i have been a witness of one, which made me believe that you should just leave others alone when they try to do something negative to you. in the end, they will get what they deserve. ;)