Sunday, 1 March 2009
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.
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.