I don’t believe in Karma, but there is an old gnomish philosophy, “We’re all cogs in the same machine. Damage another cog, and you damage the machine. Damage the machine, and you damage yourself.”
I know of a lot of gnomes that subscribe to this, but I don’t personally. I think it’s to reductive. Not all the parts of a machine are NOT equal. If you have a machine you want to make better, you have to take some pieces out and replace them.
Most gnomes add more pieces, additional functions and options. Not me. What’s the machine supposed to do? Remove everything that gets in the way. No bells, whistles, power adjusters, or emergency cut offs; all that stuff is rubbish.