Thursday, July 14, 2011

Digital "karma"-ra

In the age of modern technology, you'd think only gadgets evolve, progress, and improve to make data processing faster. Even karma good or bad has become digitalized as well :) ... perhaps to keep up with the times? 

One thing I've noticed here in Saudi Arabia is the way some Filipinos treat each other. (I said SOME not ALL.) It has always been my guiding principle to strive to  be a good person wherever my fate brings me - which could be another job, or another country... My husband and I shares this belief and it is the same principle that we teach our children because we both want them to learn how to respect other people and other people's rights. Being away from the Philippines, we learned to stand on our own, we learned to adjust and be flexible around co-workers, other nationalities, and flatmates, and to distance ourselves from others who will only bring us strife. 

While here, you learn that crab mentality also exists; that some Filipinos will try to outdo you especially when it comes to MONEY MATTERS. Referring to my friend, Iza's blog, there are different types of Toxic people and I realised that most of the description I've read from her article fits someone I know categorically. So borrowing from her article "Toxic!!!", let me share with you the following:

There are those who are very sly and will manipulate you without You even knowing what they are doing until it's too late. They know what buttons of yours to push when they want something from you. They can make you turn away from your beliefs or make you do things you really don't want to do. One day you will find yourself thinking more of their needs than your own. And to add, that they will always assume they can do anything they please and it will be okay with you. They will demand that you talk to them about money matters but you can never demand the same from them.

These people are those who put great importance in themselves and think the world revolves around them. They think their needs are more important than yours and at the end of the day, you are left feeling disappointed and unfulfilled.

People who are judgmental see things differently. Something that is pretty to you, most probably will be strange to them. Whatever positive comment you make, they will always find something negative to say

These are the people who does things inappropriately and at inappropriate times.  They know no boundaries and won't care if they hurt your feelings. They can make you lose respect for yourself.

There are the people who cannot appreciate the positive things in life. They would always find something negative to say. They tend to bring out the joy in everything. If you continue to be with these kind of people, you will lose your ability to look forward to tomorrow.

Each time you come up with an idea, these people will think of something to shoot your idea down. If you believe in the saying "Anything is possible" they believe in the opposite. If you are on your way to success, you would not want these people to be around you for they will think of ways to make you fail.

Ever felt that people just tend to say things because that's what you want to hear? What you have with them is not honest, but more superficial. When you need real support, they would rather see you fail. Find friends who will tell you like it really is.

Now back to karma being digital... Let me tell you that - SHOULD You choose NOT to be responsible enough to do what you ought to do then let's leave everything to fate.  You may be the master of yours but if you induce pain in any form to anyone, then remember there is a saying "what goes around, comes around" and it will kick you so fast!  

1 comment:

Ria said...

They are everywhere. I mean, EVERYWHERE. I remember telling you about them in one of our lengthy messages in FB eh ;) Well, just learn how to spot them and avoid them at all cost.

Ria C

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