Tobby’s Experience-Based Creative Description of Karma

Hello there, people. Our word of the day is:


What is karma? Or should I say: How is the word “karma” commonly used today?

Well then, let me give you my experience-based creative definition.

Karma –> payback for an action

Now then, I shall explain further with my experience-based creative description of the word “karma.”

There are two kinds of karma: the good kind and the bad kind.

The good kind of karma pays you back for the good actions that you do. Think of it as a treasure dropper that likes to drop treasure on you from above. It can drop treasure right beside you, far away from you, or even right down on you. We’re all inherently good, so this kind of karma is always at work.

The bad kind of karma, of course, pays you back for the bad actions that you do. Think of it as a butt biter that likes to pop up from below. It can bite a chunk off of your butt, bite your whole butt off, or even cling to your butt. We also have this tendency to be stupid and do bad stuff, so this kind of karma is always busy as well.

Now, we’re all bound to experience both types of karma. The value of the payback that they give is always random no matter what the action, but there seems to be a higher chance for bigger values depending on the action. For example, doing good actions to others unconditionally can give you a higher chance of getting bigger treasure, and scamming someone bigtime can give you a higher chance of getting a more painful butt bite. Repetition of actions also seem to increase chances of bigger values greatly. Having the habit of doing good actions increases the chance of getting bigger treasure greatly, while having the habit of doing bad actions increase the chance of getting more painful butt bites greatly. Also, both of them like taking you by surprise. They’re masters at it.

And so, that is Tobby’s experience-based creative description of the word “karma.” Please be reminded that the explanation that I have written here is experience-based. It may be different from how Buddhism defines it, so please, just roll with it. Or if you don’t like the explanation, you can just ignore it. Feel free to explain the original meaning of “karma” if you would like to. I may get some nuggets of knowledge from you, you know.

The Sad Poor Orphan, the Discontent Rich Boy, and the Kind Old Bystander

Once upon a time, there was a sad poor orphan who lost his parents to a fire that burned his house along with a part of his town. He was the only one who survived, and he ran to the city to escape the memories of the tragedy. Upon arriving at the city, he sat beside a bench because of tiredness. On that bench was an old man who was sitting beside a frowning rich boy. The old man quickly noticed the boy on the ground beside the bench.

“Who might you be, boy?” the old man asked the orphan.

“I’m an orphan from the nearby town. My parents died in a fire,” the orphan said, looking down at the ground.

“Oh…sorry about that,” the old man said with sympathy.

“I miss my parents…” the orphan sadly said as tears came out of his eyes.

“I want better parents!”

The rich boy who was sitting beside the old man suddenly shouted that, as the old man wasn’t responding to the rich boy’s complaints about his parents anymore. Even though the rich boy showed tactless behavior, the old man still looked at the sad orphan beside him, thinking of how he could help him. That also made him try to think of how he could help the discontent rich boy, too.

The old man’s face then brightened as he thought of a great idea.

“I remember a couple who could not bear any children in that house over there,” the old man said, pointing to a house up ahead. “Tell them about your plight. They’ll probably be happy to take you in.”

“Really?” the orphan asked, raising his head to face the old man.

“Yes. Go on, now,” the old man encouraged with a smile.

“Thank you!” the orphan said with a smile. He wiped his own tears off and then he ran to the house the old man pointed to.

The old man and the rich boy watched as the boy knocked on the door of the house. A man and a woman came out, and for a while, the boy was talking to them. Eventually, the couple smiled, and they gladly let the boy inside their home.

The old man silently smiled at the good fortune of the boy. The rich boy, however, smiled for a different reason.

“Old man!” the rich boy excitedly shouted. “Please show me to a house with a childless couple, too!”

“Go to that mansion over there, boy,” the old man pointed.

“Alright, I’ll go there right now!”

The boy quickly ran, having forgotten that he was actually running back to his own house. The old man then sighed in amusement.

“Oh boy…he must have been so focused on himself and his complaints that he forgot where he lived. Haha, His shout of ‘I’ll forget about you forever’ that he said to his parents seemed to have become true. Hahaha!!!”

Curious about what would happen next, he went and followed the boy. He watched the boy from outside the gate to the mansion as the boy’s parents came out with happiness at finding their son that they were finding in distress. A while later, the boy realized that he had went to his own home, and then he stomped and complained angrily. His parents then calmed him down, and then they talked calmly. The frowning boy aired his complaints, and then his parents replied in a way that made the boy go “Really?” After that, the parents nodded, and then the boy and the parents hugged each other.

The old man smiled yet again at the now reunited family.

“I don’t really know what happened in that negotiation, but I feel happy that they’re okay now.”

The old man then turned around and went home, smiling at the two boys that he had helped.

“Well, today’s been another good day,” the old man said to himself. “Boy, doing random acts of kindness is refreshing.”

Stop Deluding Yourself, Tobby!

Have you ever felt like you could do something big when you imagine yourself doing it? Well, I’ve done that a lot of times, and boy, did the situation itself come back to bite me in the butt.

For example, I once had to speak in front of an audience to introduce my topic for an essay. As I made my slide show, I was thinking like this:

[I’ll explain this in a really comedic way that’ll make everyone laugh, so that they’ll keep my eyes on me!]

Yeah, good one, Tobby. Now, stop deluding yourself.

Actually, that self-reminder above didn’t cross my mind, so when the presentation time came in…

I ended up…

…like this…

…pausing because of nervousness…

…explaining with a gaze that was scrambling…

…and then ending quickly but awkwardly.

It seems that my audience may have understood what I was talking about, but I wouldn’t be 100% sure about that. Oh boy, you better stop deluding yourself, Tobby.

Delusions of grandeur…Boy, do they make you feel high and mighty, and then the reality of your limits bites you in the butt, waking you up in an embarrassing state. I remember myself being a victim of it while making that old character blog that’s now at the early stages of becoming a dust-covered zone.

Anyway, I’ll now keep this short and simple. We all have our levels of “best,” and we should aim for our level best, not aim for surpassing everyone in the world. Don’t let yourselves be controlled by delusions of grandeur.

And stop deluding yourself, Tobby! Don’t think that you can get popular that easily!

Don’t Be Lazy, Tobby

We all have lives. In an ordinary day, we have our work times, we have our rest times. During the previous post, I said that you need BALAAAAAAANCEEEEEEE in your life.

And as a follow up: Don’t be lazy. Yeah, even you, Tobby.

A certain quote from a certain Roman Catholic saint was “Idleness is the devil’s workshop.” Well, I do agree with that one. When I’m idle and doing nothing productive, these weird thoughts creep into my mind. Usually, it’s sexual pervertedness, so yeah. It’s a tough life. I really need to be busy. Or else I’ll probably do something that can make my mind even dirtier because of perverted thoughts creeping inside my head.

I think I really shouldn’t keep on discussing my sexual pervertedness issues so openly. I remember talking about them with some of my friends, and boy, did I just go from bad to worse. I should talk about it, yeah, but this is something to be talked about with the right people.

So, back on topic, we really shouldn’t be lazy. Something has to keep has going. We need to work, and in turn, we need to rest. Too much work or too much rest can make us forget basic stuff like eating meals and taking a bath, or worse, human relationships like family and friends. Based on my experiences, doing nothing productive can lead to bad stuff like sexual pervertedness, delusions, and relationship damage. Good thing I’m improving when it comes to using the computer. I’m a victim of Internet addiction, and boy, it was a bad experience having to deal with my depression with other stuff while suffering from Internet addiction. Fortunately, I asked for help. Yeah, when you have problems, go talk to someone like your family or someone trustworthy, and ask for help. Doing nothing and just moping around will only make matters worse.

And I just found out while writing this that Jin (Shizen no Teki-P) uploaded the music video of Summertime Record! Now then, people, I’ll be getting busy, so keep yourselves busy, too. Now then, it’s time to see the Kagerou Project’s GOOD END!!!

Even Play and Relaxation are for Older People, Tobby!

Today, I read this article titled “The Importance of Play for Adults.” Here’s the link below, by the way:

Anyway, it was a good and interesting article. It’s not just work work work when one becomes an adult, you know. Life has to be balanced. You need to RELAAAAAAAXXXXX, too. Play a video game, play a sport, read a book, listen to music, but don’t spend too much time relaxing. As I just said, life has to be BALAAAAAAANCEEEEEEEDDD. Yeeeaaaaahhhhhhh…….

Anyway, I wonder why some older people don’t look at play and relaxation in a good light. And by play and relaxation, I mean the kind that isn’t just serious business sports competitions. Maybe they don’t notice that play and relaxation isn’t just serious business sports competitions or playing tag with kids in the neighborhood? I guess some people need to widen their views. Still, for all those workaholics and all those grumpy, serious business people: Why so serious? (By the way, I know the meme, but I haven’t watched The Dark Knight.) Just RELAAAAAAAXXXXX.

I’m not that old yet, but I feel like I’ll still be young at heart when I become older.

Still, even if I’m a slightly conflicted guy carrying some heavy burdens of everyday life, I won’t give up! Look at the bright side, and BALAAAAAAANCEEEEEEE your life. Even play and relaxation are for older people, Tobby!