Wednesday 18 January 2012

Lucky Me

Did you ever wonder where and when we as a society took the wrong turn?

Pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed and sloth are the seven deadly sins and I think they are the starting point of where we left the noble path. Let me see just how many of these I have.
Pride: I don’t know that this is necessarily a sin. I am very proud of my kids and grandkids. I take a certain measure of pride when I do a carving or really anything that is remotely creative. I took pride in doing a good job and in the fact that I get along with pretty much everyone, even the assholes. Maybe it is pride in things or ownership that is bad and not pride in accomplishments. Yeah, I think I will go with that, so I am proud in a good way.

Envy: There aren’t really too many people that I envy. Well, I guess the people that seem to be born lucky or that were simply born into a great situation. Someone that lives in one of the poor countries of the world would consider me to be lucky and born into a great situation, so I suppose that they would be right. I am envious of those that have the determination to learn the guitar and to paint and even those that “know” their faith will save them. I am envious of their conviction, not their faith. Okay, so I guess envy and I are companions.

Gluttony: I am going to take gluttony as strictly eating too much, because all of the other “sins” pretty much have everything else covered. I am overweight and like to eat too much for my own good. I think that I must feel that somehow I have earned the right and deserve to over eat. Sure, I am an ass and I am a glutton.

Lust: I think this is one that for some reason I don’t have. There is very little that I lust after at this point in my life. If I had to pick something, there is this lathe that has been in my dreams lately, but I know our love will never be consummated. Not at $8000. I am going with no lust. One for me.

Anger: I drive in Calgary so you know that I have anger issues. It isn’t my fault; it’s all of the other assholes that get in my way. Politicians have a way of pissing me off and so do the big corporations. Oh, and those dickheads that figure stealing from the working guy is all right. I’d like to feed them their own testicles. I guess I could meditate and let the anger pass over me. Yep, I will work on it, and every day and in every way, I will get better and better.

Greed: I am sitting here hoping that I won the lotto tonight. It wouldn’t be bad if I didn’t have anything, but I do and what I want the lotto for is more of what I already have, but bigger. Greed lives in my heart.

Sloth: To tell you the truth, I am not even sure what sloth is. I assume it is being lazy and sleepy. I just looked it up, but can’t guarantee the definition because wikipedia is on strike today.  Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work. Okay, I guess that being retired; I have sloth or is that, I am slothful.
Looking at the seven deadly sins, it appears that there is room for me to improve. If there is any truth to reincarnation, then I am going to be coming back for quite a long time to come.

Lucky me!

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