What goes around, comes around. Do you think this is true?

@dragon54u (31605)
United States
July 29, 2009 8:21am CST
I was recently reflecting on things that had happened in the past few years and gradually realized that everything that nearly broke my heart, everything that hurt, was done by me to someone else years ago. I can't claim I was young and didn't know better, because although I was young I definitely knew better. But I was selfish and made all kinds of excuses for my behavior. You can say "what goes around comes around" or invoke the concept of Karma or any other teaching that our own actions will come back to us. I believe it's true. Good comes back to us, too, I know. Have you hurt someone only to have the exact same thing happen to you, sometimes years later? Think hard! Do you believe that your actions come back to you?
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@Tiamjr (435)
29 Jul 09
Actually I do think there is some truth in the idea of karma. I have also heard that in some cases where intentional harm is caused by you to others the hurt you receive back will be doubled or even tripled in intensity. I have felt little bits of Karma myself at times, but it is mostly the nice kind because I am not really by nature a hurtful person. I never go out trying to hurt people and always try my best to see things from their perspective as well as my own. Maybe I have learnt this lesson from my experiences of Karma in the past without realising it? Who knows? But I think all of us, at some time or another will find ourselves in a situation which will really make us question the idea of karma.
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I didn't mean to hurt anyone, which is probably why the return wasn't as bad as it could've been. I cringe when I think of those things now and will always regret them. They say that we need to forgive ourselves for our mistakes but I have a lot of trouble with that. I've done a lot of good since then and received a lot, too.
@Tiamjr (435)
29 Jul 09
Yes, I think it is generally harder for us to forgive ourselves. We can be our own toughest critics and judges sometimes. Good actions are always a good way of moving on, and demonstrate that we have learnt something from our past mistakes.
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• United States
29 Jul 09
Yes, and a lot of times we hurt ourselves more than the person that we malingn or Displayed the Bad behavior towards. When the word gets to buzzing about what we did or Tried to do to others in bad Taste it casts us in a bad light with our friends and inner circle and contacts. Thefore,We have to immediately try to mend the damage that was done to them and to Ourselves. Our own reputation and character because of our own bad judgement and behaviour That was caused at our own expense what a price to pay. It will surely get back to us If we say and do bad things constantly we can expect bad to happen If we sow bad seeds that's what will be harvested and vice versa. If we say and do positively it will come back around to us in positiveness And Good karma. We can not say and do negatively and expect to find any futured positiveness in The resulted outcome.
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
29 Jul 09
You're so right! I wish I'd known all that--really known it and been convinced of it--when I was young and did all those things but I guess I probably wouldn't have listened. After all, I knew everything!