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Some men will not sleep* with a prostitute mostly because it allows them to maintain a feeling of moral superiority over those who have.

(I have never slept with a prostitute. So there.)

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* Or pick any ‘bad’ thing e.g. cheat romantically, cheat on taxes, lie, gossip etc.

 

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Should the ‘devil’ be given the protection of the law? Response by Sir Thomas Moore:

“I give the devil benefit of law for my own safety’s sake”

Slightly longer version:

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2011 in Quote, Spirituality

 

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Three ways we attempt to deal with objects of desire/addiction (two more traditional, one more modern):

1) Banish or ‘cover up’ the object of desire e.g. ban alcohol, force woman (and men) to hide most of their bodies from public view,

2) Remove or distance oneself from the object e.g. become a monk in a monastery, keep no alcohol or junk food in the house,

3) Permit oneself to be in the presence of the object of desire, and rely on self-discipline or mindfulness to engage with this object in a ‘responsible’ healthy way.

This last way seems to involve the most ‘freedom’ and yet so many of us are hooked on at least *something* e.g. overeating, smoking, alcohol or other drugs …

 

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‎’Integrity’ requires more than just good intentions. It requires a high degree of self-awareness, acceptance of imperfection and a capacity to work consistently toward a goal even in the face of negative emotions.

 

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