Deadly dating patterns
"Lust is the ultimate goal of almost all human endeavour, exerts an adverse influence on the most important affairs, interrupts the most serious business, sometimes for a while confuses even the greatest minds, does not hesitate with its trumpery to disrupt the negotiations of statesmen and the research of scholars, has the knack of slipping its love-letters and ringlets even into ministerial portfolios and philosophical manuscripts".
In Dante's Purgatorio, the penitent walks within flames to purge himself of lustful thoughts and feelings.
This principle of virtue found in the middle or "mean" between excess and deficiency is Aristotle's notion of the golden mean.
Aristotle lists virtues like courage, temperance or self-control, generosity, "greatness of soul," proper response to anger, friendliness, and wit or charm.
In Dante's Inferno, unforgiven souls of the sin of lust are blown about in restless hurricane-like winds symbolic of their own lack of self-control to their lustful passions in earthly life.
) is the overindulgence and overconsumption of anything to the point of waste.
Aristotle argues that for each positive quality there are two negative vices that are found on each extreme of the virtue.
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Dangerous men exhibit behaviors that communicate their belief that they are justified in what they do.
This classification originated with the desert fathers, especially Evagrius Ponticus, who identified seven or eight evil thoughts or spirits that one needed to overcome.
where it became fundamental to Catholic confessional practices as evident in penitential manuals, sermons like "The Parson's Tale" from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and artworks like Dante's Purgatory (where the penitents of Mount Purgatory are depicted as being grouped and penanced according to the worst capital sin they committed).