Never commit the ‘Eighth Sin’

This is in response to the daily prompt :

(The Eighth Sin : Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why?)

Thanks for the daily prompt. I came to know about the seven cardinal sins in detail.Dante in his epic poem The Divine Comedy, listed the seven deadly sins as follows:

  1. luxuria(lechery/lust)
  2. gula(gluttony)
  3. avaritia(avarice/greed)
  4. acedia(sloth/discouragement)
  5. ira(wrath)
  6. invidia(envy)
  7. superbia(pride)

Mankind has changed a lot in these centuries and a new one that can be  to be added to this list is ‘Disesteem’.

Ayn ryand  in her book , ‘The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism’  said that

“The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.”

If you have a low self esteem about yourself,  you will underestimate your skills and decide to settle down with whatever you got. In this competitive world, it’s a bitter fact that no one (not even your family or friends ) really has time and patience to care of you. If you think that you are weak and incapable of doing anything worthwhile, then no one ever will take the initiative to boost you up. If you don’t like yourself, why should anyone else like you?

Here are few instances :

  • If you think that you are not a good writer, then you will never get the courage to showcase your work to outside world.
  • If you think that you can’t get a job , no one ever will come and convince you that you have the talent and you should try once more.
  • If you think that you would not be able to take up new challenges at work, your manager is not going to pursue you and your career hinders.

So, dear friends, never feel inferior to anyone. Everyone of is special in our own way. Start loving yourself before you expect someone else to pamper you.

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