Thanks to my newest blogging buddy, Rudy, I decided to try my hand at the whole “Pingback” business.
I was particularly interested in the topic of The Eighth Sin
The seven (as they pop into my head) are:
Envy, Pride, Wrath, Greed, Gluttony, Sloth and Lust
I’m trying to think of another reeeeeally bad thing, and they seem to be just a sub-category of one of the above. Apathy? That would be Sloth. Narcissism? Yeah… that’s Pride. Impatience? I think that’s a form of Wrath… See what I mean?
So I suppose the better approach is humor rather than deep philosophical thought. Therefore, my submission for the Eighth Deadly Sin is… (drumroll, please)…
You see Tack, in its varying forms, permeates our culture:
- Lawn ornaments
- Fanny packs
- Cat sweatshirts
- Any food that’s orange or blue
- Tube socks
- Babies dressing like adults
- Beer cozies
- Underwear as outerwear
- Any “As Seen On TV” product
I think Tack is horrible because it’s several other sins rolled into one. It’s Gluttonous for its over-the-top bombardment of the senses. It’s Sloth because the person responsible for it was just too lazy to give a darn about aesthetics. And it’s Wrath because it incites a lot of agida in those who are Prideful to think they are above the Tack.
To relate this to making the #153Promise to your family, how about scanning your home for any of the EIGHT Deadly Sins and eliminate ate least one item from each category.
None of us is perfect; which one of the Eight do you think your family needs to work on the most?