Humanist Thought of the Week: 7 29 2008
Of Pride and Karma
I don’t actually believe in Karma … but…
This weekend, I was at an airport discussing with a total stranger at baggage claim how smart I was to have a red bag with brown elephants on it.
I chose this bag because it is easy to spot at baggage claim and unlikely to be accidentally taken by someone else.
Just when I was pointing out my bag to make my point,
another woman took my bag off the carousel!
Turns out she has the exact same bag I do.
What are the odds of that happening?
Not high unless Karma is in effect.
Once I started bragging about how smart I was to choose my bag to prevent this very thing from happening, the odds probably went sky high that it would.
Lesson of the day?
With or without karma – prideful arrogance is foolish.