Are the seven deadly sins just a bunch of extreme mistakes?
Could these 7 big mistakes be a bunch of smaller mistakes?
Where is control or self-control lurking during all this mistake making?
The idea that we create our own madness is no more real than the need to shame or blame people for being sick or ill.
Dante and Aristotle were experts on the topic.
Compassion and kindness are necessary when coping with mistakes. And it is irrespective of the outcome.
In society today some forms of madness lead to crimes against humanity.
The lesser form of these crimes are considered self-harm.
It is necessary to find compromising ways to deal with bad behaviours or crime.
For the most part the ethics are clear: do no harm.
It is better to condemn a criminal to prison or some form of confinement for their own safety and people in society.
In the future, we will find better ways to treat people and do less harm.
Today it is up to us as individuals to learn to treat ourselves and each other in less harmful ways.
I believe the ‘good life’ is a good choice regardless of the outcome.