|analytical Q||May-Aug 2000||Sept-Dec 2000||Jan-Apr 2001||Discussion|
SEVEN CARDINAL SINS
My dinner date wasn't Catholic, as he confessed, but he pointed out that I was guilty of several cardinal sins.
I told him how I felt when I heard someone else describe his progress in music. Why couldn't it be me? I didn't want to participate in the ensemble tomorrow, because I didn't want to be part of someone else's show. Perhaps my ego was too good for its own good. ENVY and PRIDE.
I must learn to stop wanting so much - and stop pigging out just because the food is plentiful, good, and free. Wasting food on the table is less bad than wasting food in my stomach. But how do I stop myself from wanting more than what I have? GLUTTONY and GREED.
If WRATH is anger, then I am prey to this in times of frustration, when nothing works, and Murphy's Law comes into play. But intense anger, as wrath is officially defined, is hardly my mild temperament.
SLOTH - the aversion to work. The long time I've spent studying had made work a four lettered word. I'm sure if I overwork or get sick of it, I will disdain it. But my goal is to make play and work indistinguishable.
LUST is passion. Surely, that cannot possibly be a cardinal sin. Without passion, what's the point of living?