In remembering the list of the seven deadly sins of lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride what stands out to me is that the order is of no consequence.
There is no single transgression that is more foreboding than another.
An unchecked obsession with any of the indulgences can equally bring on a life filled with chaos leading to a downward spiral.
Today I think of pride.
I think of months, years, and decades of self-importance masquerading as service before self.
I think of uncompromising, unreasonable, egotism masking insecurities.
I think less about the sequestration and more about the infestation of smugness and arrogance on both sides of the aisles.
I think of little connection to cooperation, rationality and humility.
I think of acquiring diplomas and degrees and exercising scant intelligence.
I think of one step forward and two steps backwards.
I think of confidence lost.
I think of years of doing and years of undoing.
I think about a casino mentality over capitalism and free enterprise.
I think of endless poker nights rather than checks and balances.
I think about winning over being right and personalities over principles.
I think about being upside down and backwards.
I think about dysfunction and progression and getting worse before getting better.
I think of taking a haircut by someone wearing a blindfold, chancing the desired length, but expecting no smiles returned by the outcome.
I think about exploring the cliff’s edge verse living on the cliff’s edge and about toughness verse madness.
Hopefully I think wrong.
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