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Findingthisdifficult1234 Tue 27-Oct-20 07:13:54

Starting a thread after a conversation I had with a work colleague the other day which has left me feeling a bit rubbish.
He believes in karma and was explaining to me how it works (I don’t know much about all this)
Anyway he was chatting to me and saying about you have to improve in each life you have to evolve and then you go to heaven. I wasn’t totally getting it and said I don’t know where I’d be in the karma cycle as I feel happy where I am in my life and he basically said (as an example to me) that another colleague is more evolved than me in the sense that they are intelligent, strong, compassionate, know where they want to go in life, knows how to handle herself. So I’ve still got a lot to learn?!
It just made me feel bad about myself and I’ve started googling it all. Just wanted to know what your thoughts are on this whole karma thing.
If I’m less successful in my career and shy for example-does that mean I’m less evolved?! Is that how people think/ how it works?! I just view everyone as an individual, never thought like this before!
Feeling confused 🤷‍♀️

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Camomila Tue 27-Oct-20 07:17:13

He sounds unkind.

I thought this was going to be about that arm muscle only some people have (people are starting to be born without it because we don't climb trees anymore).
I have that arm muscle and all four wisdom teeth, so I'm not very evolved smile

plunkplunkfizz Tue 27-Oct-20 07:17:55

Luckily the karma cycle is made up, so don’t let it worry you.

Some people are more confident in certain situations, some people know what they want at work, some people know what they want at home, some people don’t know what they want. We’re all evolved as much as each other.

Bluntness100 Tue 27-Oct-20 07:20:17

Lol cmon, what a twat he is. He’s just putting you down. Come back at him snd say he’s even less evolved than you because evolved people dont put others down.

Dontforgetyourbrolly Tue 27-Oct-20 07:20:58

He sounds like a poncey bully that is putting you down .he thinks hes more intelligent than everyone else by spouting some klaptrap hes read on the internet.
I'd ignore him and emphasise you are there to work not talk about his spiritual well being.
He sounds like a pretentious prat

Findingthisdifficult1234 Tue 27-Oct-20 07:22:36

Been reading a lot about being evolved on google, and it definitely has got me thinking!
Never worried about this until now! I was just happy with my lot! Now I’m thinking am I missing something?! He talks lot about the conscious mind etc, totally don’t fully understand it/never heard of it all before.
Obviously I’d heard of karma - ‘what goes around comes around’ but never knew much more than that..

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Findingthisdifficult1234 Tue 27-Oct-20 07:23:57

Agree! I definitely feel put down haha!

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Sargass0 Tue 27-Oct-20 07:24:08

I feel happy where I am in my life

Replace "Karma" and Evolve" with "self actualisation" (have a look at what this means)

and I would say that you are very "evolved" and your colleague is projecting somewhat. Sounds like you're winning to me.

WitchesSpelleas Tue 27-Oct-20 07:24:27

he thinks hes more intelligent than everyone else by spouting some klaptrap hes read on the internet.

Exactly this.

AzraiL Tue 27-Oct-20 07:24:38

I find it all a bit boring.

Findingthisdifficult1234 Tue 27-Oct-20 07:24:55

I shouldn’t listen to other people but for some reason it really got me thinking. Maybe I am less clever than my colleagues because they are more evolved 😂 how funny! Got to laugh

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Findingthisdifficult1234 Tue 27-Oct-20 07:27:08

I will read up on self-actualisation. Thankyou.

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Gremlinsateit Tue 27-Oct-20 07:28:35

Your colleague was being mean to you. Ignore him.

Herja Tue 27-Oct-20 07:29:56

The search for karma is that of perfect acceptance and enlightenment, isn't it?

If you're happy in your life OP, it sounds like you're doing far better than him. That's the key to a good life really.

Seperately, being happy in your life seems your mean you're less of a wanky tosser than your colleague too. I reckon you're winning OP!

Herja Tue 27-Oct-20 07:31:05

Don't know what happened to that last bit!

Should be *seems to mean.

picklemewalnuts Tue 27-Oct-20 07:33:02

Being happy with what you have is a goal of many philosophies.

He's twisting a philosophy/religion to suit himself. Not very evolved!

QualityFeet Tue 27-Oct-20 07:33:12

Astonished this is the first time you have met a self absorbed test who thinks they have the secret to the universe whilst lacking all self awareness.

Now you have seen this type you will meet more. Attached to some system of belief where faith or lifestyle based the are insufferable.

balloonsintrees Tue 27-Oct-20 07:34:02

Well seeing as he is completely wrong I wouldn't give it another thought.
Heaven (and a linear concept of life) is a concept within the Abrahamic religions, not Hinduism or Buddhism. He seems to have read a couple of ill informed pieces of rubbish on the internet that like to pick and choose bits from different religions to develop their own belief system.
Have a look at the BBC Religion and Ethics site for really good, accurate and straightforward summaries of the beliefs of the major religions. No longer being updated but still available and far less technical than a lot of the Wikipedia entries.
I can give you some more suggestions if you want, but will have to think more about it first!
(If you were worried about any bias I have, I really don't, I'm head of RS and Philosophy in a secondary school and really hate it when people get this stuff wrong yet claim they are the fount of all wisdom! I have a degree in this yet still have to continually research to help my understanding and teach to a high level.)

QualityFeet Tue 27-Oct-20 07:34:04

Do people sit near each other at your work? Be so lovely to have you jot him!

Veterinari Tue 27-Oct-20 07:39:20

Of course your colleague is male. This is just misogynistic 'negging' dressed up as eastern philosophy in an attempt to seem credible.
It isn't because
A) karma isn't real
B) evolution doesn't work like that

He's mixing theories and simply showing his own ignorance in his eagerness to be an arsehole to you. I'd simply disengage and avoid him

Plussizejumpsuit Tue 27-Oct-20 07:42:31

He sounds like a dick. Karma isn't real. But if it was surely its bad karma to be so fucking rude?

Findingthisdifficult1234 Tue 27-Oct-20 07:47:55

Is depressing that someone thinks like that of me (I’m definitely too sensitive to what people think I know!) colleague he referred to is no doubt more intelligent/confident than me but still massively hurts to have someone point out what is great about her than me! It’s hard to be confident and on the whole - and I do have to fake it but still makes me feel shit inside.

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Findingthisdifficult1234 Tue 27-Oct-20 07:53:18

Camomila- don’t know how to highlight your name!
I have no wisdom teeth! Maybe I am more evolved than he thinks 😉 haha

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vizlsapup Tue 27-Oct-20 08:02:41

I'd reply with Mmm that's an interesting viewpoint, I've not heard of that before.

And possibly I must look that up...then change subject.

How about we are all different and have our own strengths and talents and all of us have room for improvement.

Backtoblack1 Tue 27-Oct-20 08:04:49

Well he sounds like a pretentious twat! Evolve yourself away from him 🤣

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