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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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

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  1. That video was so sweet. I have to agree with you about karma though. I knew a man who would give whole paychecks to charity, and ended up getting hit by a car and dying. -Hanna Lei

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  2. Anonymous3:34 AM

    this made me cry!

    feeling what you've been feeling too, the world is indeed pretty cruel.
    but there's always people who are genuine and who do good!

    chin up sophie!!

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  3. Wow ok so I cried myself in the middle of the video!!!!!!!!!! Not good; I'm at work ! hahahaa

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  4. Anonymous5:43 AM

    Hi Sophie, this is the first time i am commenting on your blog. Yes, kindness is the first thing we should teach our kids. And being good does not need reward becos the reward is you are kind and being loved. More often, it starts from home. Little actions and words are picked up by kids, we must learn to be mindful of our words and actions so our kids can grow up in a kind society.
    Anyway, take heart, there are more nice people than unkind ones in this world ( i just said that to my 10year old girl last nite!!). I m sure u are blessed to meet more kind ones.
    Have a good day.
    Sophia

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  5. Thanks for posting this Sophie, I feel you a lot. But keep heart that things will come full circle one day so long as you stay true to your beliefs and soldier on.

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  6. Thanks for posting this Sophie, I feel you a lot. But keep faith that life will come full circle one day so long as you stay true to your principles and soldier on.

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  7. Anonymous3:08 PM

    Please don't get dishearted :-) ... I somethings too get down at the things some people do ... But when i look around me i do see more good than bad ... For every bad apple there are always more good ones logically else it will be utter chaos ... I believe in Karma on the bigger picture of things ... On an individual level i agree that Karma may not come 'full circle'... I think 'Conciousness' will allow us to knowingly affect the 'Karma Pool' with either good or bad ... Point being every bit counts ... Future Karma/s depends on this ... Always hope people are wise enough to conciously choose to put in the good bits :-) ... Take care and feel better :-)

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  8. Jia you Sophie!:)

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  9. Anonymous10:41 PM

    karma 1s the game of the geniuss .

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  10. jEnn Chan11:13 AM

    Dearest Sophie, just wanna send some huggs and kissy to you!! No matter how grey the sky is, it will not be complete darkness, for there will be light (hope, kindness) shining your way! Its ok to feel anyhow you wanna, just that you are never alone, ok? More huggs and kissys!!

    p/s: totally agree on fantastic thai adverts, they really rocks~~

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  11. Anonymous8:15 PM

    thanks for sharing.. that was a lovely video.

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  12. Anonymous12:40 AM

    If you wouldn't say it to someone's face, why would you put it out there on the web?
    Cos they are small-minded cowards, that's why

    Chin up, Sophie!

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  13. Anonymous5:09 AM

    Ah yes...I've seen so many of these Thai commercials... it makes you sad and also makes you grateful for the things you have :)

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  14. Read this story before somewhere! Definitely better in words but glad that they made this video as well!!

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  15. This is something we should all keep in mind. Don't let them get you down, Sophie.

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