I’ve come to the opinion the the seven deadly sins are all damn fine qualities, at least in moderation, and any healthy adult should at times be a bit greedy, or slothful, or proud, or you get my drift. So here’s the poll. Which is your favorite? Here’s mine.
I’m not sure I see how gluttony can ever be good, since if you do it in moderation, it’s not really gluttony anymore. Envy doesn’t seem like it’s ever good either, unless maybe as a motivator. Hmm… most of those seem to be pretty bad. Sloth? Isn’t that, by definition, excessive laziness? Lust can be good I suppose. Okay, I’ll go with lust.
Gluttony tops my list. I live to eat. There are certain foods, like pizza, I am like a dog with. I can eat pizza til I barf, then go back for more. Yeah. Gluttony is number one, followed by sloth. I’m pretty sure gluttony brings out the sloth.
Lust is the only one I really like though. It leads to trouble, but the payoff seems a lot better than for the other ones.
Wrath is not too bad. I like to get angry. I get angry a little bit every day. I’m not sure why I like it. I would like to stop but I’m never sure what else to do. I’m working on it. When I don’t get angry, I feel helpless and passive, but when I get angry, it’s only an illusion that I’m controlling any outcomes. A lot of times, I feel like I’m really making someone pay and later I find out they didn’t even notice.
Gluttony is my least favourite. It causes problems from the get go and the payoff isn’t much. Greed, Pride and Envy suck a lot since I don’t even know what the payoff is, but they aren’t that big of a problem for me since lust and anger occupy so much of my emotional energy. Sloth is like an instant punishment for me. I get depressed or anxious if I sit around or procrastinate so I don’t even enjoy it.