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I have been casually thinking about something that I would like to hear various opinions on.
If karma is basically 'action' via a conscious decision, and there are repercussions of said conscious action now or later, then what kind of ripples will be made if somebody works in say McDonalds, or at a bar. Let me elaborate.
Those who sell food that has killed millions of people through obesity etc, or those who sell alcohol to other people to earn money, do these people generate negative karma? The answer seems obvious to me and that would be a yes, but at what level?
Most people do not think about these things when they work, and sure the person buying is making their own decision to do so. But what difference (apart from the fact of it being illegal or legal by societies standards) is somebody selling you alcohol to somebody selling you weed, magic mushrooms, crack or heroin? Alcohol kills thousands of people annually but simply because it is legal surely does not detract from the fact that it causes suffering, and the seller should have something to do with that from a karmic point of view, right?