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Hacking The 7 Deadly Sins: Gluttony

(image courtesy of blackeri) Gluttony is the untempered drive to consume.  Gluttony is to consumption as lust is to conquest, greed is to acquisition and wrath is to destruction. There always seems to be a lot of overlap between Gluttony and Greed. … Continue reading

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Hacking The 7 Deadly Sins: Wrath

(image courtesy of blackeri) What is Wrath? Dante described vengeance as “love of justice perverted to revenge and spite”. In its original form, the sin of anger also encompassed anger pointed internally rather than externally. Thus suicide was deemed as … Continue reading

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Hacking The 7 Deadly Sins: Sloth

(image courtesy of blackeri) Sloth is… laziness, inactivity, idleness, restlessness, ennui, boredom, indifference. Everything that I’m personally quite guilty of from time to time. Here’s a description from Wikipedia, that I find terrifyingly familiar: Ridiculously indolent and lover of sleep, the … Continue reading

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Hacking The 7 Deadly Sins: Greed

(image courtesy of blackeri) Greed is the untempered, unenlightened pursuit of acquisition. “Avarice” is more of a blanket term that can describe many other examples of greedy behavior. These include disloyalty, deliberate betrayal, especially for personal gain, for example through … Continue reading

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Hacking The 7 Deadly Sins: Vanity

(image courtesy of blackeri) Vanity is a naive obsession with a non-existent Self. Vanity is the excessive belief in one’s own abilities or attractiveness to others. So vanity and pride are different things, and were once considered completely independent of … Continue reading

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Hacking The 7 Deadly Sins: Lust

(image courtesy of blackeri) Lust is an untempered drive to conquest. Nobody lusts after what they already have. Not just about sex: Lust is simultaneously more and less than sexual desire. Sexual desire is a complicated business, and I think it … Continue reading

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Hacking and Leveraging the 7 Deadly Sins To Your Benefit

I don’t like the idea of Sin as something inherently, absolutely wrong- something so intrinsically vile that even thinking about it might be a bad thing. This strikes me as oversimplistic, sub-optimal. I’m guessing that it was originally conceived as … Continue reading

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