What is Karma?

The definition of karma is the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. Meaning whatever you dish out to someone, good or bad will come back to you tenfold. Good karma is what you aspire to have every day. It’s not something that can happen regularly, as life is wholly unpredictable, but taking it one step at a time is my advice. Treating people the way you want to be treated and surrounding yourself with people who hold your interests. Getting a promotion, or a raise at your job, or finding out you’re going to Hawaii, is good karma.

Bad karma is the exact opposite. When you realize that your actions towards others are selfish and unwarranted and you ditch friends and loved ones, and then karma comes back to you worse than you dished out, and the people that you hurt are there to see it. Like finding out the supposed ‘best friend’ that you made was talking about you, rather nastily, behind your backs. Nasty indeed.

The action, or the doing, of what happens in your life is never decided. We all make mistakes, that is just another part of what it means to be human. I know I’ve had my fair share of mistakes. But it is important that you rectify them and reevaluate yourself. From what I’ve gathered and experienced, I believe that life depends entirely on what you do next. You decide.