So, this is being asked partly out of curiosity and partly as reassurance/to make my ass feel better about a couple current situations...
Who here believes in some sort of karma or heaven/hell or something? That if you are good, and do the right thing, even when it's hard and/or when you want nothing more than to break some dick's nose, that you will reap benefits. That as long as you stay true to your beliefs and do what is right and just, at some point, in this life or the next, you will benefit while those who do bad will, eventually, get what's coming to them.
And, who believes that those beliefs are for the weak and in reality, you have to work to out do others for what you want and be as viscous, if not more, than the guy next to you, and, do whatever it takes, no matter how wrong, to get what you want? And that no matter how just you are, if you aren't viscous, you'll just be fucked over and left behind.
I have always believed in the first scenario, and things have always seemed to work out at least smoothly, but also very well a lot of the time. But I have had a shitty couple months (long story) and have, in my mind, been fucked over pretty well..with no end in sight even though I continue to take the high road....and I'll admit, it's eating away at me, making me kind of bitter, and making me start to doubt a lot of things..especially the idea of karma or whatever you want to call it.