Saturday, April 15, 2017
Aphorism no 39
If you have low standards for yourself you will wind up having low standards for the behavior of others. And if you have low standards for their behavior, you will wind up surrounded by abusive people, drug addicts, etc. You will then wind up investing your life in terrible human beings. So in a way karma is real, because the ethical standards your hold for yourself become the ethical standards you hold for others, and that determines who surrounds you. Inevitably, if you are sounded by bad people you will become a victim. High personal standards for yourself and others acts like a filter that screens out abusive and criminal human beings. Your own ethics protects you from them.