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Contemporary Look At Seven Deadly Sins

By Adam Brothers
On May 4, 2012

 

 Revered as weakness of mankind, the seven deadly sins are coming into contemporary view, for a closer notion.

Sloth- The avoidance of physical or spiritual work. If you have any perspective on yourself, you must have an idea, a goal you are inspired to work towards, and thus knowing, you may achieve your goals. Such cannot be accomplished with the deadly sin of sloth.

Anger- Definition self-explanatory. Anger stems from disagreement, assuming differences. The trick to managing one's anger is to convert it into an intellectual argument against that which provides the frustration. A strong argument contains far more power than an outburst of unpleasant nature. There's no excuse for anger without positive action towards change and an agreeable alternative.

Greed- Greed is assumed to be negative, but could this just be because those who label others as greedy are simply envious, or worse, jealous? Acquiring and keeping as much as one can acquire and keep is certainly selfish. Who is to say that those with should share with those without? It's a kind sentiment, but not always real.

Envy- There's no reason to envy another. Look at the differences in a positive way, and aspire to be a better individual based on your positive influences. One must not become another person, but remain their true selves, only refined.

Gluttony- Food is delicious, but some say we should tone it down a bit. Our bodies only need so much, but we often push our limits for our own pleasure. Things feel good, and taste good, but is there a justifiable reason to take things overboard? Sure, lots of food and drink is great, but it should all be consumed in good company and in strong appreciation. One must never eat or drink without appreciation, and a toast.

Lust- Might see some of that around college towns. It'll probably only be acceptable for a few years more once we graduate college, so get it in now. Might as well. If not, you will be a more holy person in the view of the Lord. Rock on. Without music.

Pride- Pride comes down to how one presents their confidence. Too little confidence and a man is weak. Too much confidence, hubris, and a man is cocky and disagreeable. Pride comes down to the control of the fluctuation between everything and self. There must be a balance between strengths and weaknesses. No need to compensate for ignorance. If you don't know something, you don't know something.


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