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Confessional Post #1 - Rating myself on the 7 Deadly Sins

in life •  2 months ago

The fight for celsius100


good vs evil

This is not a fight for world domination but for my body and mind. Contrary to what has been written, I do not always lean towards goodness and light. The forces of the other side exert considerable pressure on me to engage in behavior that is, shall we say, less than complementary to achieving the next higher plane. That being the case, the following battles are currently being waged within me:

WRATH

This is a constant battle. I don't tolerate stupidity well. When I drive in traffic especially. It may be that they are not familiar enough with the courtesies of the road, such as:

  • stay out of the left (fast) lane unless you are going FAST
  • don't drive side by side, blocking traffic from passing. I have seen people do this for miles, oblivious to everything and everyone.
  • if you are too old to drive the speed limit, because you are scared or whatever the reason, do everyone a favor and DON'T DRIVE. Going too slow is a traffic hazard just like speeding is a hazard.
  • failure to yield is one that a lot of people abuse. If you are coming onto a highway, that triangle sign that says "yield" means you don't have the right of way. The other vehicle was on that road first, so you fit in when it is safe to do so. It doesn't mean you keep going your same speed and ignore the other vehicle.

Those are the one I battle with everyday. The other reasons for getting wrath don't happen very often, but if they do, they are the exception rather than the rule. I would rate my ability to control my temper on these as a 6 out of 10, with 10 out of 10 being I am calm and it doesn't affect me. I am working on that by listening to calming music as I drive and trying to be courteous to other drivers.

GREED

I can truthfully say that I do not have any problem with greed. I give as much as I can and I do not worry about money. Money is a means to an end. It is not what I live for. If I somehow received billions of dollars, I would be excited. Not because I was rich, but because of how many people I could make happy. I rate myself as a 9 out of 10.

SLOTH

I don't have any problems with this. I work everyday on my job and work around the house when needed. I rate myself as a 9 out of 10 on this one.

PRIDE

I'm a little unclear on this one. There are two types of pride: virtuous pride - pride in one's own abilities, and vanity - being in love with self or other things in connection with one's self. I don't think I overdo it on any level. I would rate myself a 9 out of 10.

LUST

I'm not going to lie. I struggle with this one. It is getting better as I get older and I know that lust is a fleeting thing. I value other things now just as much as physical attraction. I would rate myself as a 7 out of 10.

ENVY

I should be on top of the scale on this one. I do not envy anyone. I know that I could have done better, but I know that was my fault. At this stage in my life, I will always try to do better, but am realistic in my goals. Money doesn't rule me. I sometimes think what I would do if I had more money, but that is all. If I want something, I work for it myself. I surely don't envy anyone else. I would rate me a 9 out of 10.

GLUTTONY

Again, I hit a home run on this one. I always eat until I am full, but I rarely overeat. My eyes are sometimes bigger than my stomach, and I overindulge on special occasions, but it is not a habit. I would rate myself a 8 out of 10.

Well, I have covered the 7 deadly sins. Damn, I'm not as bad as I thought I would be. I think I have the advantage on these over the forces of evil. So far. However, I have to admit, some other things I do, or think about doing, don't look very good on my Goodness and Light resume. I will get to those in another post.

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You’re doing good with these 👍

When I can’t control my wrath it makes me ..... angry !

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Yeah, well, no one can hear me when I am driving......It would be rated R.

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The act of cramming oneself, uncomfortably, into a metal death box, to sit on a congested road, full of impatient, irresponsible, distraction addicted, mostly on edge & angry people is mostly insane to me. I avoid traffic at all costs & stay close to home. I’ve always firmly believed getting a license should be much more difficult than it is, & losing a license should be much easier.

This is one of the better posts I have read in the last 2 days. . You should post more my friend. 👍
Like everyday. . But from my understanding you have been working a shitload

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Thanks dawg. I've got plenty more sins to explore, that's for sure! Yea, i am doing the 7 days a week gig for awhile again, plus training new people at my job. That's part of the reason i can't do hardly any poker. I was playing at work, can't now. I appreciate the support!

Hello @celsius100, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!