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Has anyone felt the "wrath" of karma?

Asked by glenjamin (2497points) July 6th, 2016

I recently had an experience where one of my past transgressions came full circle and manifested itself against me in another [similar] way. I truly believe in karma now. Has this happened to anyone else?

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RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Karma or not, we reap what we sow.

flutherother's avatar

I had a bad curry once if that counts?

glenjamin's avatar

In short – in the past I had made an unwanted (supposedly) advance towards someone I was attracted to. The feeling was not mutual to the best of my knowledge. Recently someone who I am not interested in made what I consider an advance towards me, and I kind of feel violated. Like I thought it was a mutually platonic friendship and now I can’t look at the person in the same way and most likely will terminate the “friendship” as well as the business relationship we had. Just to add, the person is also a male, but I am 100% hetero.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I’m not really a believer but I do my best to make sure I generally do what is right. I do believe that we reap what we sow like mentioned. If we get the idea that it’s ok to act shitty then others will also. If I’m about to do something questionable my gut lets me know and to do something else.

Pachy's avatar

I’ve experienced all these:

Wrath of caramels—The stomach upset that comes from overeating candy
Wrath of Carmax—The agony of being stuck on their email list forever just by making a single inquiry about a car price
Wrath of Car Talk—The frustration of trying to figure out one of Click & Clack’s “Puzzlers”
Wrath of Kahn—The impossibility of deciding who gobbled up more scenery in the Star Trek movie—Shantner or Montalban.
Wrath of corn—The high price of an emergency visit to the dentist after getting a kernel stuck in a molar
Wrath of corns – The painful result of wearing poorly fitting shoes

janbb's avatar

@glenjamin I wouldn’t call that karma although you can if you want to. I would just call it being on either end of a fairly common situation.

Seek's avatar

Everything happens for a reason.

Sometimes that reason is that you make bad choices.

Coloma's avatar

Yep, on several occasions, but, it was good karma coming back to me.
One of the best. The first women my asshole ex husband dated after I divorced him was actually named “Karma” and yes, she was a bitch! It didn’t last long.

Rebounds with karma are destined to fail. lol

Coloma's avatar

Edit: Woman, not women.

Pachy's avatar

I forgot the Wrath of Kin, which requires no definition and is arguably the worst wrath of all!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, guys make passes at people. That’s just what guys do. It’s not “karma,” it’s biology. It’s “making a pass, hoping to get lucky.” I’m glad I didn’t terminate my friendship with every guy who made a pass at me. I would have no male friends left. And if I felt “violated” every time, I guess I’d be committed for PTSD now.

imrainmaker's avatar

^^Well said.. even though the example given by op doesn’t seem perfect I do believe in Karma..not necessarily for everything.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Something is kind of bugging me….what kind of pass did you make to the girl that was severe enough to warrant “karma”? What kind of pass did your friend make that would leave you feeling “violated?”

janbb's avatar

@Dutchess_III I might be wrong but I think what the OP may mean is that when one person in a friendship regards it as a platonic closeness only, it can really damage the friendship if the other person comes on to them.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I understand that even that simple act can be unnerving. Trust me! I know! I just wondered why he thinks that him making a simple pass at a woman would come back to haunt him. Was it the first time he ever made a pass at someone? What makes that one memorable?

ucme's avatar

Star Trek II The Wrath of Karma
Ricardo Montalban’s punishment for being a shit actor

Pandora's avatar

I think it happens more times than people realize. They just don’t pay enough attention to their own transgressions to notice when it comes about. Often it’s little things but if you remain constantly aware you can spot them. I can’t think of any right now but every once in a while something will come back to me and I remember doing the same thing to someone else and wondering why were they so upset about it.
Like when my kids get to busy and don’t contact me for a while. I get upset and then I remember how it was when I was young and very busy and would only call home once a week. So now I try to call every day, and I try to remember that it doesn’t mean they don’t love me. A busy life can be overwhelming at times and you actually would kill for some peace and quite every once in a while when you can grab some time alone with yourself and not think of anything or just catch up some much needed sleep.

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