The Seven Deadly Sins...It's pretty interesting actually, religion aside...If we were to strictly abide by the 'code', all of us will be inevitably guilty...Let's examine the sins shall we?
I think everyone is guilty of this in one way or another. If we did not have any pride, why do you think every household has got a mirror? Lie all you want and insist it is for Feng Shui, but we all know that deep down, it is this insatiable desire to look at onself and do something about it...If there was no such thing as pride, then the cosmetic industry will not be as prosperous as it is today, neither would fashion labels...Pride is important in a way, as it keeps us on our toes, and makes us presentable...
Huh! Another vice which we are all guilty off...We don't have to go far...Just look at the number of people who collect stuff avidly...Like Hello Kitty toys from McDonalds (one is never enough...they just have to have the whole set!)...What about people who go to 'All You Can Eat' buffets? If we were not even a little bit greedy, we would just buy one plate of whatever, eat that, and be done with it, instead of going for something in which you can eat limitlessly!
Hor! If we were to seriously punish everyone for this, cosmetic labels are again to be blamed...So are televisions, the internet, the radio, commercial companies and the list will go on and on...How many times do you hear of people wanting to look like Jennifer Lopez or Nicole Kidman? How many times do you hear of people wishing their home looked more like it came from the Ikea booklet? Or what about that promotion you've been eyeing?
Aiyo! Anyone who has been on a Malaysian road is guilty of this. Try not getting angry on a Malaysian road and you'll deserve a medal just for really trying...Let's not even go to road rage..Let's just take the simplest of all: Cursing...Telling the other driver to get off the road, asking the other driver if the grandfather owned the road, calling the other driver four-letter words and their equivalents in all languages (physically and verbally), or even just glaring at the other driver who just had to cut your line!
Ok...Maybe this is not so easy to fall into...Unless you're a hot-blooded male or female, I guess you might not be so guilty of this...But then again everyone lusts after something, whether in reality or through fantasies...But then again (again), people in this country are very prone to blaming lust for just about everything...
Hmm...This is another one where the 'All You Can Eat' buffets are a major culprit...after all, how many of us when visiting a buffet, we tend to skip the meal before or after so we can ahem, store more? If we were to all merely eat just enough, all grocery stores will close down, so will all the mamak stalls who operate at night...
Haha! This is one thing I know 99% of teenagers will be guilty off...How many teens spend their weekends and post-exam days sleeping till the sun is way above the head? In fact, many of my friends and acquaintances should be persecuted if we take this seriously...Even by my standards, most are real lazy bums, and should not be allowed to live...And this is coming from one lazy bum's mouth...
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I guess ultimately, it is to do things in moderation...every single thing, when not practised in moderation becomes a sin...I guess it is about remembering that the world does not revolve around us, although I think God'll forgive you if you just had to pig out once in a while...