“From womb to tomb, we are bound to others.” This is one of the lines I remember from the movie Cloud Atlas. The main concept of the movie is about reincarnation. The immortality of the soul and how our actions in this life influence the next life we are to have; that we are bound to the same souls from our previous lives.
Whilst watching this movie, I have come to an analogy from widely recognized beliefs as premises:
What you sow, so shall you reap.
~ I understand this as a universal sense of justice. If I had to put it more bluntly I would say, “If I cannot get revenge, someone will.” It is what most helpless people believe in or should I say most self-righteous, self-proclaimed religious devotees and naïve people would say. It is in a sense, crude to me. It defeats the purpose of actions speaking louder than words. This concept only gives birth to corruption and abuse of power.
Life is unfair.
~ I believe this to be that evil is the ruling force on earth. Mainly because I think there is more corruption than philanthropy. This is the bitter reality that despairs all men; with the cliché of a truth that “I don’t deserve this” persona is so malignant that it has all the power to abandon hope. When we compare ourselves to someone with a different stature, indeed it is already unfair in the first place because each possession has its own set of complications. But how are men born with more privileges than others? And how do deprived men acquire such privileges without having to work for them?
Therefore I conclude:
~ that our destiny is determined by how much luck we have. I have realized that hard work is nothing but a lifeguard, something to keep us afloat amidst the chaos brought about by society with which the ruling party is the master that enslaves us all. Freedom is not truly within our grasp unless we embrace what and where we are in society and discard envious predicaments leading to malicious gain.
Karma is nothing but a concept to console the grieving, to make it easier to move on, to accept misfortune. What I would like is to enrich my life through the eyes of my kin so that they will have the power to shape and define their own; until the next lifetimes ahead.