Civility and Karma
|Rated NG -for General Nigerian Audience|
|Confessions of a dangerous mind|
Often times I wonder what our life would be without rules. What kind of world we would have if we were not bounded by some unwritten set of laws that give us limitations. Something makes me smile at the mail man when he delivers a parcel and say hi. I dont know him, I dont pay him, I just pay for stamps and envelopes and he does his job. Is it because he might decide not to deliver my mails? He'll definitely have his a$ fired if he doesnt. Why do I place a fake smile- a facade of one when I interact with people? Most especially the ones I dont like. I can as well tell him straight up that I feel like punching him.
Is this a civil code by the government that I follow? The law doesnt say smile at my neighbor. Why should I? It only says I shouldnt have sex with her 18 year old daughter without her consent. Maybe its the biblical code I follow...
Ok now here is my first question, does karma exist? We all believe this world is in a balance. Yeah.. Good annuls evil. Any action requires and opposite and equal counter reaction; if you do good, someone is going to do something good to you, at some time vice versa. I "might" have done so many good things and didnt get equal opposite results. So have I done bad and "might" not have "hunted" me down. Is karma a feeble attempt to imprison the human mind by setting boundaries over his level of civility? Is it just an attempt to explain why the hardened criminal that killed so many people by cruel deaths died mysteriously? Maybe his time was just up and he had been continuously witting simple deaths. Just couldnt stand a more horrifying one.
If then Karma exists, by what code do we follow? By whose eyes do we judge? By whose standard do we judge right from wrong? The law? The Bible? In as much as I read the bible daily and believe every word, as times change status quos change. Civilization brings about these changes; I personally try with all human power to follow the 10 commandments. Humanly it is not. The bible believed in capital punishment at some time. It further reiterates that no woman should be allowed to speak in a church. I am not aiming at the "seemingly- human- perspected -imperfections" of the bible [Please re- read the quote and get it straight] It takes spirit to understand the bible not flesh. Far from the digression, by what code does an atheist follow that still make them nice to everyone and probably the best friends you can trust? With time, I realized that even my best friends are those whom we have nothing but one in common. Those with different believes tend to help more probably because they know nothing about you: your strengths and weaknesses; and the live in friendly fear.
By whose standard should we live our lives? By whose rules?
On a personal and biased note I live mine with a level of spirituality [the bible] coupled with my own foolishness and intelligence.... You?