Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Seven Not Necessarily Deadly Sins: A Series


In olden times the virtue that was said to counteract envy was kindness. That's an interesting thought: to be kind to someone is to not envy them the things they have that we desire.

These days it is thought that kindness is the act of being nice to those who have less than us, or to those that we feel in some way superior to. The distinction is telling.