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Kay's Seven Deadly Sins Meme
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The Sin of the Week this time around is Greed.
Also Known As: The pursuit of things to the extreme as a way of denying them to others.
Basically, when you want something not because you need it, but because you don’t want someone else to have it.
And… I am out of thoughts.
Greed is something I don’t really get. I am sure I have been greedy at one point or another in my life… but honestly it is hard to think of an example besides that one time in Sunday School when I ate all the animal cookies because little Danielle had called me a name and I knew how much that little rolly polly child liked her cookies. It was a retaliatory gorging that made her cry and made me sick and well, I think I learned my lesson.
Of course I could link to AIG or other well documented occurrences of corporate greed, but that seems a bit too on the nose.
I guess the most common sort of greed that I deal with is a strong aversion to sharing. Not everything… in fact there are a lot of things I am more than happy to share if I can, my food, my books, my movies, my CDs, my opinions, my bed (with the right person), my space, my time, my cooking (hey! It happens sometimes), my money, my clothes,….
Mostly happy to share.
There are times when, well, not so much. When I want my room to myself. When I want the ice cream container to be Kay’s Ice Cream, Not For You. When I want quality time with my boyfriend or my sisters or my gal pals without having to vy for their attention or affection.
But mostly, I share well with others.
The idea of sharing has been on my mind the last few months. My current lease iwill be over next month and I am preparing to move. I might end up living alone but there is a very real possibility that I might end up living with someone else… living with a stranger. The last time I did this, it did not turn out well.
I am scared. I am scared of having to share my space with a stranger. I am scared of having to share my stuff with a stranger.
It boils down to HAVING to share instead of choosing to share.
I know I will be fine…. A period of transition and viola! Everything will be hunky dorey, but in the meantime I am trying to remind myself not to be greedy.
I know this post wandered off topic a bit and really wasn’t very well done… Greed is such a weird concept tht it can be hard to wrap my head around it.
Oh well, now it’s your turn… show us all how great you can write about Greed!
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