Sewn Shut with Rusty Wire

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"Of the seven deadly sins, only envy is no fun at all." ~ Joseph EpsteinImage sourceEnvy really is just miserable. Dante punishes the envious by having their eyes sewn shut with wire, because in life they drew pleasure from watching the downfall of others. In my experience, though, envy doesn't even involve the dubious pleasures of schadenfreude. It's less about wishing ill on others than it is about feeling the ills of being "less than others" too severely. It's ingratitude on a … [Read more...]


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