Some people might call it superstition and maybe it is. But there are enough age-old aphorisms along the lines of “you’ll reap what you sow” that there’s something to it. That something may be just a way to keep people in line, acting in their best interests in the hope that their best interests match those of the world they live in.
So whether karma’s at work or not, just the fact that we think it is helps manage the world we live in. At least among thinking people.
This week a juror in the Trayvan Martin case said some things in a TV interview that showed just how clueless a person she is, and then announced a book deal. Backlash was swift. A clever individual began an petition drive, used Twitter to get traction and the subsequent pressure on the publisher was so great the book deal was withdrawn. Instant karma. You may have read about this.
The juror was forced to backtrack and say that she hadn’t realized the emotions this case had brought up because she had been sequestered.
So, karma’s bitch. It’ll get you. A cautionary note.
John Lennon asked the right question “why in the world are we here?”
Instant Karma’s gonna get you
Gonna knock you off your feet
Better recognize your brothers
Everyone you meet
Why in the world are we here?
Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on Earth are you there
When you’re everywhere
Gonna get your share