I’ve always loved that quote by Oscar Wilde: “I can resist everything except temptation”
It’s just true, at least for me, or at least in the way that I comprehend it. For me it’s really simple: Why should I resist a temptation? Is temptation bad? Is it wrong? Should I fight temptation? Am I bad person if I don’t resist it? Am I a good person if I do resist it? Don’t know and NO, no, no, no, no, NO!
Wikipedia says: “A temptation is an act that looks appealing to an individual.” I agree till here, you can read the rest here. If you’re temp by something criminal or bad, that’s your problem, but that shouldn’t make a temptation in general a bad thing, because it isn’t.
Temptation is desire. For me. If I desire something, why shouldn’t I go for it? (I’m thinking that given my conviction that I’m a good person and I don’t desire things harmful to others or something like that)
The point of that quote for me is that temptation is just not that often and if you get a temptation offered, of course you can not resist it, because you simply don’t want to. Actually all you want to is a temptation, all you’re looking for is a temptation. A temptation should be something challenging, something that’ll make you do your best in order to get it, that’ll push you to the limit and that will reward you with everything you ever wanted… Something that is offered to you on a silver platter can never be a temptation, it’s a product that you’re free to consume.
So – can you resist a temptation?
PS. (1) because I’m sure that the topic will be continued. Temptation 2 + 3, Curiosity and Revenge are coming up, I’m open for other suggestions – what do you think is also an temptation?