What Goes Around, Comes Around

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“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” – George Washington Carver

Yet today what we find is the opposite of these words of this great man. Our society has lost the values of compassion, sympathy, and tolerance of others. Everyone seem to be interested in themselves and are so fast to push others aside just to get what they want. Many of us have forgotten that what we sow is what we will reap. When we treat others disrespectfully because we think we have an edge over them today, one day the tide will turn as it always does and we will be at the receiving end of our actions.

Think about it this way, all our actions, words and thoughts towards others are loans we are offering to them that will surely be repaid to us before we depart this world. Will you like what you will get back in return?

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11 thoughts on “What Goes Around, Comes Around”

  1. Would you mind if I was not so pessimistic? That “loans” of goodness is not what I see so often? Yes there are plenty of examples of man’s inhumanity to man. But there are so many more smaller examples of man’s humanity to man. Just not trumpeted so loud and so long: giving up your seat for another, running after someone who has forgotten (??) as they paid at the till, helping another across the road, and on and on … small “unimportant living stuff”. Such examples will never make the news but they are all around us if we look. It is (for me) a repetition of something special: we each care a lot more than we are told we should.

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  2. Hi Vincent,
    Thank you for paying a visit to Mocha Muse and leaving a like. You’ve inspired me to repay you!
    I appreciate your eloquent and provocative writing. The concept of thoughts/actions/words being loans that we are offering for payment and repayment is so fresh: a welcome alternative to “cause and effect,” “action and reaction,” and “karma.”
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on human exchange rates. No matter if they are negative, positive or neutral, we can expect to be equally repaid. Great truth!
    ~ jayni

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  3. Great post! Here’s a similar idea in the spiritual terms of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: “Religion is like a banana skin. And spirituality the banana itself. The problem with this era is that people have thrown away the banana and are holding on tightly to the banana skin.”

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