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"Karma is the concept of "action" or "deed" in Indian religions understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.e., the cycle called saṃsāra) originating in ancient India and treated in Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist philosophies." Just thought everyone should get an idea of what the REAL idea of Karma is. Irony is not Karma.
You complain about people misusing the word "karma" then misuse the word "irony". Hypocrite. Coincidence and irony are completely seperate. As is sarcasm or anything else. Dying trying to become immortal would be ironic. Having no sympathy for a bite-sufferer and then getting bit yourself is coincidence. Is she had said "There's no scorpions around for miles!" or something similar THEN it would be ironic. Here its just a hilariously just coincidence.
I think this totally deserves to be called ironic. It would be a coincidence if the two people got stung by scorpions WITHOUT any cheeky words. But when the OP made her insensitive comment, she was saying "It's not that bad. I don't know why you're complaining. Just suck it up." Then she got stung, felt how bad it really was, and then complained even worse than her boyfriend. See the irony? And #76, I totally think this, based on your description of karma, could be karma. "Karma is the concept of "action" or "deed". The OP became seriously aware of her action of telling her boyfriend to "stop whining and get over it". I bet she totally analyzed her "action" right then and felt like an asshole.
LMFAO! You make my life :P As soon as I read that jackass' comment I was like GOD! I hope someone stood up to him and pointed out that he's not such a smart fuck as he thinks he is. Like wth, he went around saying "you guys are so stupid, thats not karma, thats irony" like now who's the dumbass, dumbass. Thats not fucking irony. Next time I hope that guy thinks before he talks. Trying to be a smartass and he can't even do that right.
LMFAO!!! :P First off, #95 I was simply trying to be informative. I'm glad that the illusion of 'me getting put in my place' floats your boat but please don't get all offended just because I was trying to teach people about a word since it is constantly misused. Why do you feel the need to suppress people who want to educate? Are you so ignorant as to think that being informed is 'uncool'. Grow the fuck up, please. So you say the situation wasn't ironic, #87? Well tell me then, when the OP told her boyfriend to 'stop whining' because of the pain and then cried herself because of the same pain, that was merely a coincidence? So far I haven't proved to be a hypocrite. Got anything else? If you're gonna be an asshole, you should know what you're talking about. And #90, you were being civil and thus must not be a 13 year old and I thank you for that. It could be construed as karma but in a very narrow sense. The idea of Karma goes much deeper than just one action directly affecting another, similar action.
I can agree with both sides here, although I believe that karma is just a matter of opinion. If you want to believe in karma, that's great...that's what happened in this FML then. But you cannot go around saying that something ironic didn't happen when it DID, because irony is inevitable. And i hate to be the person to post long, difficult to understand definitions on this STUPID site, but I feel it's necessary here. * Main Entry: iro·ny 1 : a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other's false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning —called also Socratic irony 2 a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning b : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony c : an ironic expression or utterance 3 a (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity b : incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play —called also dramatic irony, tragic irony Irony is a REAL, proven fact. Can anyone prove karma exists? If you truly do believe in karma, then believe that's what happened in this FML. But what happened is also ironic. And while they aren't the same thing, it's not impossible for them to both be present in a situation, if that's what you want to believe.
Care to give us your definition, #117? I'm asking in an inviting manner, not trying to bait you like the younger crowd on this website, lol. Karma in the western sense is nothing more than wishful thinking. It doesn't exist because its illogical. It implies that the universe works in ways that assholes get what they deserve and good people get good things. It isn't known when and it isn't known how. Can't you just say that life is random and bad things happen to either good or bad people at random times? Same thing with good things happening? Let me simplify it: "Shit Happens" That's all there is to it. There is no supernatural force at work to ensure justice. It is a strong coincidence and that mixed with the ironic nature of the situation created an FML, which is evident because it got accepted on the site.
Karma is as real as the religion you follow. Either you do or do not have faith in it. As to the type of karma being used here, it is defined as "good things will happen to you if you do good things" and vice-versa. Remember there can be more than one definition to a word.
It is irony, that she would tell him to suck it up but then she gets stung and cries, karma is something that happens in your next life. And this isn't coincidence, it's funny how you will tell him he misused irony when you misused coincidence. When in fact he did not misuse irony.
Gosh, why can't you just 'get over it' yourself? I hate people who say shit like that.
Me too! I hate when people say that. She definitely deserved it. & I know a few people that live in Arizona. One of them has gotten stung so many times that he's pretty much immune to scorpions, and the other one said that there are a ton in his backyard and sometimes they get in his house, and his dog almost got stung. He hates them, lol.
She lives in Arizona, I don't think sge has much option of not living in a house where scorpions get in. It's no different than spiders or cockroaches getting into people's houses in every other state. But I'd much rather deal with a cockroach here and there in Florida (it's not because my house is a mess, it's because I live in an apartment complex and they find ways to get from apartment to apartment) than I would deal with a Scorpion in Arizona. But the OP was a bitch to say that to her boyfriend.
"I have a somewhat paralyzing and potentially deadly ailment, so instead of going to the doctor, I'm going to post about how much of a twatknocker I am online!" Go to the ER, and then click "You deserve it", because, well, you do.