My Personal Myth: Understanding The Rollercoaster Of Life
The definition of karma according to Google is listed as follows: "(in Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person 's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences." Informally as "destiny or fate, following as effect from cause." I find my personal beliefs to be a slight variation of this definition, something I 'm not sure I really want to believe, but over the course of my life so far, I find a lingering thought sitting in the back of my mind.
This thought I am referring to is less of what you put out into the world will come back to you, but more of that there is a certain balance in my own life that will eventually even out. I 've always felt when things are going suspiciously well for me, that something bad is …show more content…
Under my logic, how would this mindset make sense regarding other peoples lives? In my studies and through traveling I 've learned a lot of people in poor circumstances are more appreciative of the simple things, and although some may argue their bad times are worse, they somehow seem similarly happy to those of us in more wealthy places in the world. So are the ups and downs of life relative, or do some people "deserve" more than others? I think everyone should have an equal chance to have good opportunities, but unfortunately this isn 't always the case. Some people who have nothing or are in debt are far happier than the rich or wealthy, why is this? Are the happy and upsetting parts of life really more dependent on perspective and mental health? The saying "one mans trash, another mans treasure." I think really applies here, one person may want something more than anything while someone else couldn’t care less about it. In short I think perspective plays a large role in overall happiness, and therefore what is perceived as the good and bad parts of