Thursday, October 28, 2010

30 Days of Truth: Day Eight

Day Eight:  Someone who made your life hell or treated you badly.

I don't know who created this meme but I am starting to believe he/she didn't have a very happy childhood.  Jeesh.

Anyway - I don't see the point in this particular question.  It isn't that I think it is a bad question or that I can't think of anyone - it is just that the longer I thought about it the more I realized the people that did, at one time, treat me badly are dead.  All of them.

I find that a bit strange and unnerving because I don't believe in karma.  I know it is all the rage on the interwebs to say "Karma will get them, you'll see"  or "Isn't karma a b*tch?" but none of the mean people in my life died because they were cruel to me.  They just died - either from old age, disease, car accident or overdose - they weren't killed off by the karma god because of some hateful thing they did to me or anyone else.

Now that doesn't mean I condone cruelty or bad behavior.  I think everyone should be nice to others.  I love the saying "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."  I work really hard to live by that [not always succeeding] but it isn't going to keep me on this earth longer because I did it.  It is just going to make my time here a lot more enjoyable than the lives lived by the mean people I once knew.

Gosh, I hope tomorrow's question is a bit more fun than this one.  I am starting to depress myself. :)

Have a great one Tadpoles!

6 comments:

Jeannie said...

So you couldn't pick just one? Honestly, I am glad I didn't decide to do this meme along with you because it really dredges up some bad feelings.
I don't believe in karma either. We are all going to die and for some, it's a mercy - eventually anyway. And if karma were true, then you must have been some serious wicked for having to deal with all you have and we all know that's just not true.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

Amen...

ellen abbott said...

Oh I have an answer for that one! When I was in the 9th grade there was a girl who made my life miserable and the worst was that we had gym together and the gym teacher thought it was funny. I'll never forget it. We didn't call it bullying back in the day but I guess that's what it was. I was so glad when she went to a different high school. But when I went to my 20th reunion (the only one I ever went to), she was there! I looked at her, looked at her name tag and my mouth opened and I said...'first/last name, you made my life miserable in junior high.' She was a little dumbfounded and mumbled an apology.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Time out. karma is not a passing thing. Karma just means that however you live your life...the effects of that life and how you live it will in some way come back to that person. Has nothing to do with retribution or they'll get there's. The golden rule is exactly the same thing, with an unstated message that you better do good to others. Same song different words. The person in one way or another will get their just desserts. Mine will be hot fudge.
And I know I am sitting at a table for one, but death to me is not punishment for good or bad. It is a change of scenery. Sorry, don't mean to be flip.
Skippy, skip over the ones that make you uncomfortable or meme....unless I missed it, there wasn't a rule that said if ya don't answer all the questions.....Linda is gonna bitch at you or some other worse than that consequence. tee hee. XOXO The Olde PITA Bagg

Bouncin' Barb said...

I'm sure you could find a few people who treated you crappy in life, whether they are alive or dead. But this blog is to each his own. You can answer any way you like.

Michaela said...

LOL - Barb sounds like she wanted some juicy bits.

I admire you Skippy for being above telling long stories about people who done you wrong. Not that there's anything wrong with sharing, mind you.

Some people make their own lives a living hell by chewing on old hurts. It's unattractive. And such a waste of the time we have on earth!
Love you! And, I thumb my nose at the people who made your life hell. xxxoooo