No one’s perfect, and while for the most part our various failings are viewed as obstacles to us achieving our goals, I want to take a different viewpoint here: each of us has many vices that can actually help us achieve our goals.
I think this sounds weird to say, so here are examples.
Laziness over Gluttony
I can resist any temptation until I can see it. And when I see food– it doesn’t matter how much plaque it will dump in my heart; it doesn’t matter how much fat it’ll layer over my rock-solid abs– if I have room in my stomach, I will probably eat it.
This is not good. But there’s a catch. See, I rarely get hungry for sweets, pastries, or beer on my own. 99% of the time, my stomach will be perfectly satisfied with whatever I give it (but not too many vegetables, k?– doctor’s orders). So the problem is not eating junkfood when I’m hungry for junkfood– it’s eating junkfood when I see junkfood.
Therefore, the solution is Read More