My personal philosophy is that at the end of one’s life, you have approximately an equal division of good and bad things that have happened to you. This means that when something bad happens, I feel better knowing that a good thing is due to me in the future. My balance sheet will turn out OK, so I take solace during the hard times.
When good things happen, then I am happy, so I ignore this philosophy and forgot to put anything down in the “good things” column of my balance sheet. I just enjoy the moment.
Therefore, when I look at my Karma balance, I usually have way more bad things than good. This means I am perpetually due good stuff. I cook the books to make my Karma profits higher.
I am the Enron of Karma.
Some might say this is cheating and that I should be put in Karma jail. However, I disagree with them. Karma (and life) is what you make of it. You can generate more good Karma at any point by doing a good deed or helping someone. This is one of the reasons I am addicted to helping people. Yesterday, I gave away some Baja Fresh gift cards because I tried the food and it made my stomach turn. The recipients loved the cards and gave me tons of Karma in return. So I turned a profit loss into a profit gain. My stock price soared.
It doesn’t take much effort to look at your life and put it in a perspective that helps you deal with the day-to-day. Just cook the books a little and all will turn out all right.
If, when I die, the afterlife turns out to be an IRS audit, then I have all my Karma receipts read to go. Hopefully, they will see it my way.