Sunday, 1 March 2009

Slothful Sunday



A friend told me the other day that "Sunday is sloth-day" for her, which got me thinking.

Seven sins. Seven days of the week.

Hmmm...

If I let myself be slothful on Sunday, would that make it easier to curb my laziness on other days? If I let myself have a full day of gluttony, would it be easier to eat a healthy diet the rest of the week?

I'm of the opinion, personally, that the seven 'deadly sins' are not all that deadly - in small doses. Or rather, that it's hard to be a human being and never fall into any of these things. It's all about the Aristotelian moderation.

Life might be rather less stressful if I had the odd day on which I could feel a touch of wrath without feeling guilty!

Besides, these things are not wholly negative. If I can work out what I envy in others, I can work out what changes I might want to make in my life. 'Prideful Tuesday' would be a great day to write that CV or send out some query letters! And I'm married, so what could be better than a 'Lustful Saturday' at home?

What do you reckon, could it catch on?


P.S. The list from Wikipedia, in case you have trouble (as I do) in remembering all seven at once: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride.

5 comments:

Kazzy said...

I love having Sunday as a totally different day for me and my family. We don't go out to shops. We don't go to restaurants. The kids don't go play with friends. It is a family day where we go to church and then spend time together. Then on Monday it is back to business as usual. I need a day of refueling.

Chef E said...

I have to work tonight, but right now I am sipping some citrus tea my 'tea butler' hubby brought up to me...and you are so 'ON' with going out to eat Ethiopian...I was disappointed with that only place, but know my own versions will rock!

We relax on Sunday mostly, tiddy up or whatever!

Domestic Executive said...

Weekends - not just Sunday's - are for doing stuff or not doing stuff, whatever takes your fancy. It's also the time to eat what you want. Guilt is not something you should ever suffer from unless you've committed harm to others. Life's too short to be holding back on anything!

Jenny Beans said...

Hmmm, one day of slothfulness as opposed to occasional slothfulness throughout the week... I don't know if that's going to catch on. Now if you could limit greed to a full day...

flower said...

I think your idea is genius :) I never understood why pride was a sin though

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