Just a little reminder for today, especially when you're feeling discouraged about the goodness of people nowadays. Indifference these days tends to be the norm & in fact you start to see more of people actively trying to create problems, or even ruin, the lives of others for no reason other than some kind of sadistic personal gratification. You don't even need to look further than comments made online with the purpose to intentionally hurt someone. It's become so common that people just brush it aside & say, "it's the Internet", "free speech", "be the bigger person" - blah blah blah, as if these are
acceptable normal. But why doesn't anyone think, were any of these even necessary? Have we lapsed so much that discussions are no longer about kindness, but tolerance towards unkindness?
Anyhow. Just feeling a little discouraged this week. The Thais really make good advertisements:
Unfortunately I don't really believe in karma. I think real life has shown far too often that it doesn't really apply & there are so many instances of suffering that I don't think anyone could ever really legitimately deserve (abnormal instances of heinous crimes aside). And anyway, being good should just be about... being good. Not about rewards. I hope we'll all still be teaching that to our kids next time. xo