Does Karma really exist? I don’t know. But at the same time, with or without Karma’s existence, I would rather treat people the way I’d like to be treated. Put simply, I follow the adage that if you can’t say something nice about someone, keep silent. Finding something wrong with others is very easy to do. What most people fail to realize is that what they most easily find wrong with another person is far more likely to be one of their own flaws. Familiarity does breed contempt!
People are not always a kind and loving. Fairness is a foreign concept to many. Human’s tend to look for the simplest way to knock down their opponents. Pointing out flaws is in many ways extremely lazy. One simply looks at the similarities between their rival and themselves and voila, the flaw manifests itself exactly as you thought! But what cost has been entailed? The opponent can just as easily hurl your insult back at you and with just as much accuracy. The rivalry can escalate to more than just words at which point both sides lose!
When one takes the time to think about their responce, you can create an atmosphere that makes it easier for communication to be understood. That is one of the reasons I prefer to actually talk on the phone as opposed to the modern norm of texting. The abbreviations used in a text and the lack of tone, which conveys much more information than a text could ever do, tending to make your message easily misunderstood.
On the other hand, why does it seem that no good deed goes unpunished? If Karma to be real, there would be no anecdotal evidence for this to be true. Regardless of the actual consequences, I still feel the world is a better place if we all simply follow the golden rule as found in the majority of cultures, Treat everyone as you would like them to treat you. If that rule is followed, one only has to be wary of masochists!