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Does picking up garbage on the course give you good karma?

At the Kensington League Doubles today (Milford, Michigan) my random draw partner, Norm, started picking up garbage as we played. He brought a big garbage bag and was filling it up as we started the round. There was plenty garbage to be had. I complimented his motivation and he told me that since he only rarely played the course he only had a few chances to pick up stuff and wanted to make a difference. Well, I got inspired and started picking up trash and stuffing it into his bag. Soon thereafter, our playing partners John and Bill got in the act as well. We filled up the bag and emptied it a couple times until the bag developed a hole. Then Norm pulled out a new bag. He brought it along because the weather report was calling for rain, wind and 40 degrees and he thought it would work well as a rain jacket.

I mentioned to Norm that it was a well documented fact that picking up garbage leads to good course karma. Then we threw in a couple long putts. One was about 100 feet away, in the schuul, lean out forehand, into the wind, downhill, with a drop-off past the basket.

We won by two. Happenstance? Or karma??

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Are you related to the Maharishi Yoga or Ravi Shankar?
After reading your comment...I needed to take a spiritual nap.
Glad to know we're related in a lefthanded sort of way.
Keep up the good work.
I usually dedicate 1-2 days a month to just cleaning up the course.
Hahaha not sure who those guys are, but they sound cool. Not sure what a spiritual nap would consist of, but I think that means you agree with me...if not we still got the southpaw connection.
Karma is just one of the many absurd ideas (in my opinion) that people believe to make them feel some sort of comfort that we live in a fair world.
I get frustrated with people blindly believing things for the wrong reasons. I try to encourage people to take a step back and look at why they believe in certain things and don't believe in others. I was raised Catholic, so I'll always be a skeptic!! :)
Hot, virgin, good-hearted Princesses are way too common. I need something much rarer than that. I need a hot, virgin, good-hearted Princess who thinks I'm cute (and a far more open minded wife).

Karma is not a perfect concept but there is a degree of ultimate justice in the world. What goes around does tend to come around. Except for lefties. We just get abused. :)

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