One gets what one deserves

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posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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I understand your logic, but I have a few insights on the topic.

If you reap what you sow, then shouldn't you ALWAYS help those in need? This would bring more good luck into your own life.

Also, when you speak of making decisions and "getting what you deserve". People have a GREAT influence over each other, especially with today's Copy Cat society. This means that you can influence others to make better choices, or to adjust their attitude based on your own good nature or actions.

Don't give up on your Humanity and Compassion. This planet needs it desperately.

You can event think of it as that homeless guy "deserved" that change you gave him. Maybe it was just what he needed at that point in time to continue living.

Have Faith!
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posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 04:06 PM
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Regardless of whether people get what they deserve or not, being a good person is being a good person, and the universe tends to give back the energy which one puts into it.

Also regarding homelessness, a lot of people are homeless for reasons beyond their control. For example, with the burst of the housing bubble in America many people became homeless, and it was not necessarily their fault that their bank partook in bad lending practices. In other cases, people develop mental illnesses (such as war vets) or decide to leave an abusive provider spouse, and in doing so they end up homeless because they don't have the qualifications to find a job nor the money to afford a home.

I don't think that its right to judge a person by his or her current situation, especially if it is an unpleasant one, when one does not know his or her background. Who knows why that guy was homeless, maybe he got laid off and was unable to find a job, his house was foreclosed on, and he ended up becoming a beggar; maybe he's a heroin junkie/alcoholic and he's trying to find any way to feed his drug habit.

In either case, I doubt that being in that situation is something that he or she deserves. If you really think that people get what they deserve look at wealthy bankers who get caught pulling off multimillion dollar ponzi schemes and get sentenced to 6 years in a minimum security prison, then look at poor people who rob stores for a couple hundred bucks out of desperation and get sentenced to 15 years. Those people sure got what they deserved, right?



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 04:11 PM
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Originally posted by Wizrd
I understand your logic, but I have a few insights on the topic.

If you reap what you sow, then shouldn't you ALWAYS help those in need? This would bring more good luck into your own life.

Also, when you speak of making decisions and "getting what you deserve". People have a GREAT influence over each other, especially with today's Copy Cat society. This means that you can influence others to make better choices, or to adjust their attitude based on your own good nature or actions.

Don't give up on your Humanity and Compassion. This planet needs it desperately.

You can event think of it as that homeless guy "deserved" that change you gave him. Maybe it was just what he needed at that point in time to continue living.

Have Faith!
edit on 28-12-2011 by Wizrd because: Spelling Errors


Well said my friend...

Wait, you joined in 2010, but only 9 posts?


Where have you been?

The world needs more people with this attitude... So does ATS btw




posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 04:20 PM
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I think maybe a better way to describe what the OP means is you reap what you sow; basically actions have consequences. Life happens, but how you deal with it shows you as a person. My mom had me when she was young and she had no support system. Long story short, we were homeless for a good while; I really don't think she begged on the street, but I do know she did other unsavory things to put food in my mouth, I guess that isn't much better. But, eventually we got help off the streets. Needless to say, I grew up in the ghetto and had all the cards against me. But, I joined the military and now I am very fortunate to have a good paying job. I guess what I am trying to say is I could have easily fallen into the "system" and not done anything with my life. But, I will never forget seeing my mom walk 9 months pregnant in the snow to flip burgers at Burger King to pay the rent. I know my mom hasn't done a lot with her life, but she taught me work ethic and that I can do anything I put my mind to.

In my opinion, the comparisons of children getting abused don't apply here. I would be shocked if anyone actually thought that children deserved that.



posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 02:58 AM
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Hi,

Considering the time of year, I've been incredibly busy with things. I shall respond in detail, as always, in due course. I have not deserted you all.

Happy New Year.





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