Also known as "What comes around goes around". The thought is that if you consistently do good things, good things will happen to you. The same applies if you are a person that does bad things; it may not be today or tomorrow, but eventually your negative actions will catch up with you.
I am not gloating in this post, just saying I've been waiting for the law of echos to come to fruition for a certain person for about 5 years. It's not a vindictiveness, but what should have been rectified and dealt with years ago.
I have had to interact with a certain person for about 6 years and 5 years ago that person was able to obtain a position of power which they immediately started to abuse. I make no exaggerations that this person had a list; if an individual crossed this person, the individual would be systematically abused, harassed, and lied about until the attacked person was miserable, sick, defeated and finally left. I have seen this happen to no less than 50 people in the last 5 years (and this is a generous figure as it's probably 3 times this number). The people who have power over this person were made very aware of what this person was doing, but took no actions. I have witnessed good person after good person be personally and professionally destroyed and let go. After that, they are the scapegoat for this person's errors (of which there were many). It happened time and time again. It happened to me personally. I was harassed for about a year and finally I told this person's supervisor that I was not going to be harassed and lied about any longer and I was leaving; accommodations were made for me. To date, I was the only survivor of this wrath which never sat well for this person.
This person finally got so confident in their power that they crossed the wrong person, a supervisor. It has taken 1 year since than for things to happen, but it finally did! I wish it could have been more dramatic, more gut wrenching for this person so that they might have a taste of what they've done to multiple persons over the years; I guess this is my vindictive side.
I need to be happy that what should have been corrected years ago has finally occurred and I AM!!!