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"What goes around comes around", when exactly will it come around? Does someone knows?

Asked by curlyz (1194points) July 13th, 2010

We all heard it so many times. I believe in it, and try to do only good in my life. But, I know others who seems like don’t believe in this, and are very naughty to say the least. When will they learn? Is there a timeframe?

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Dr_Lawrence's avatar

There are often consequences for our behaviour. It may change how others feel about others or how we feel about ourselves. Unfortunately, many hurtful acts go unpunished and many good acts go unacknowledged. For those who believe in reward or torment after death, they may feel it all works out in the end.

I say:
Speak out when you see people do things that hurt others and stand up for those who need a champion.
While you are at it, give people recognition for the good things they do and help them if you can.

Who cares what I say? Perhaps nobody. It’s just my viewpoint.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Basically, you treat other people like crap, and they’ll treat you like crap. Your actions determine how you will be viewed or treated, either good or bad. Like “You live by the sword, you die by the sword.” In modern terms, if you choose to be a gang banger, you’ll probably get shot to death sooner or later, or someone you know will, because that’s how you choose to live.

marinelife's avatar

Usually when you are not aware of it. Sadly. But I do believe it is true.

My husband and I were rear-ended on the freeway. The traffic stopped, but the person behind us didn’t. Both of us had messed up necks and backs, which required months of chiropractic treatment and therapeutic massage. Dollars out the door.

Her insurance company offered us a paltry sum to settle. We went to court thinking it was a slam dunk. The insurance company had a vicious bulldog attorney. We had hired a nice guy attorney. Long story short, the jury was directed to find in our favor (or I don’t think they would have!), but awarded us almost no money. What there was barely covered the attorney.

Some months after this ordeal, her house was all over the news. During a windstorm, two giant evergreens fell on it and demolished her kitchen.

My comment? May you have the same homeowner’s insurance as you do car insurance.

janbb's avatar

Aye, there’s the rub – you don’t whether the good’s gonna come around in the next lifetime or the bad bite you back tomorrow morning.

charliecompany34's avatar

comes around when you least expect it.


@marinelife But, you can’t take any sort of delight in their misfortune with trees falling on their house, or now you are setting yourself up for your chickens to come home to roost as well. It a form of revenge, which we all know is evil and does nobody any good at all.

marinelife's avatar

@RANGIEBABY I couldn’t help a little schadenfreude.

YARNLADY's avatar

I do not believe in your basic premise. Some people just never get the rewards or justice they have coming.

filmfann's avatar

It’s Karma.


@marinelife Yes, I know, we all feel that way, the hard part is not to feel that way. I got run down by a teenage boy about 2 years ago. I flew about 20 feet and landed face down on the concrete. I had a broken arm, crushed knees (one has been totally replaced, waiting on the other) , hit my head smack on the concrete, suffered damage in the back of my head, which causes problems with my eyes to this day and there is nothing they can do about it. Cut my hand open, injured my left shoulder and have been recovering ever since. The boy ran away and his family has disappeared. They have a very common Hispanic name so it is impossible to find them. My lawyer had to finally write the whole thing off and so did I. It has been very hard to rise above it and move on, but I have. I hope they find peace, I have.

stardust's avatar

I’d have to agree with @Dutchess_III We teach people how to treat us by the way we treat others. Ultimately, I believe if you treat others with kindness and compassion, then you in turn receive that from others. Of course there’s always going to be injustice, but that’s part of life.


@stardust You know that is so right. My older sister use to say to me, “why are my kids all so disrespectful, even as adults?” I look at them and they look and sound exactly like her. All I could say is you get what you give.

marinelife's avatar

@RANGIEBABY That is horrible! I am so sorry that happened to you.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I used to believe this for good things and bad and now I don’t believe in at all. Life has been a lot more rewarding without this saying as a personal thing.

jazmina88's avatar

There is instant karma and then there are an evil few, that I just think…when is their hell gonna break loose?? Surely goodness will prevail.

stardust's avatar

@RANGIEBABY Oh my goodness, that’s so terrible. I’m sorry you’ve had to go through such a traumatic experience. I’m glad for you that you’ve been able to move on and keep going.


@stardust Yes, we teach and allow people to treat us good or bad. I choose not to let them treat me bad. If they insist, I just flick them off my shoulder like a piece of lint. After I make my point how rude and ill mannered they are.

MaryW's avatar

It comes around at the most opportune time for the best impact. This life or the next. But it does come around.

Akua's avatar

Oh I believe that. It’s so true and it usually happens when it’s least expected. Karma is sweet.

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