Monday, September 9, 2013
Section 16, Group 3
Today we discussed primarily the concept of luck and karma, thanks to Ben. He kicked off the discussion by stating that he didn't believe in luck, but instead in coincidence -- that events/things don't occur simply out of nowhere, but that they all are a consequence of some previous act. In addition, the belief of karma was questioned. Collectively, we agreed on the idea of karma and luck as being coping mechanisms for things that happen to us -- an explanation in lieu of taking personal responsibility for our experiences.
Why do we feel the need to make superstitious excuses for our actions and experiences in life? What other thoughts/comments do you have to add to the conversation we had? After having this discussion, have your beliefs in luck and/or karma changed?
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