OK, this isn’t something I’m losing sleep over, and I use “karma” in the vernacular sense, not the stricter religious one, but here’s what I mean…
In some places I’ve lived and traveled, there is a custom of warning oncoming traffic of a speed trap ahead (of them, behind oneself) by flashing one’s headlights. I generally do this because it seemed the polite, neighborly thing to do (i.e. “good karma”). But upon further reflection, it occurred to me that in doing this one is (I am) encouraging and enabling others to (gasp!) break the law by speeding (i.e. “bad karma”).
So, net-net, is it a good thing or bad IYO?
(And as a related question, is the fact that this practice seems to be in decline a reflection that people think it’s not a good thing to do because it encourages unlawfulness? Or is it just another indicator that fewer people give a rat’s about their fellow humans?)