Getting out of debt is almost as hard as breaking out of prison. Yeah, you can file for bankruptcy but you can never get away from the stigma. There are always going to be the employers who refuse to hire you because of your bad credit. And don’t forget the double digit interest rates, fees, and charges that the bank will joyfully tack on. Of course, having a great deal of debt will have an adverse affect on your living conditions. You can forget about the American dream of buying a house. Or even living in a somewhat decent neighborhood. Instead, your apartment will be the equivalent of a prison cell. It will be equipped with rats, roaches, and a ceramic toilet with feces stains around the rim. So if you’re badly in debt. You need to understand the seven cardinal sins that got you there.
Whenever I think about the seven cardinal sins. My mind rewinds back to an old Fatboy song with a matching video (yes, I am that old!) It features three massively obese men rapping about how their greed landed them in jail. There is a motif throughout the song that is both “ear-catching” and soulful. The tune replays itself in my mind whenever I think about debt. When people complain that they are broke, in debt, or financially miserable the tune pops up in my head. In Jail, in jail without the bail, in jail because you failed. I want to be as gentle as possible to these people. However, I really have a hard time breaking it to them that it is their greed, pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, and sloth that caused them to be in jail without the bail.
So you might be asking yourself, how did I get here? Well, you’re kind of like the three hundred pound fellow who woke up one day and realized that he was fat. You were packing the debt on like they were pounds and ended up in: jail: in jail without the bail: in jail: In jail because you failed
Your weight overflowed passed its limit with each maxed out credit card. You outgrew one size, and then went shopping to get another. Your insatiable appetite caused you to devour material possessions like they were greasy cheeseburgers and French fries. Your desire for strictly attaining material wealth pulled you further from the spiritual world and landed you in: jail: in jail without the bail: jail, in jail because you failed.
Instead of exercising to pay off your debt, your ass became glued to the sofa. You get other people to get your fries and Big Macs, because the only thing that can move you is a crane. You are weighed down by debt and so you are in: jail: in jail without the bail :In jail: in jail because you failed.
You start to get angry. You get defensive. You start to make excuses for your behavior. You’re not fat, you are voluptuous. A size twenty-four is the new size two. Double chins are sexy. You get plenty of exercise by walking back and forth to the bathroom and flipping the channels on the remote control. You need to buy a new HD TV. You need a new car with an extra large seat. You need to spend, and spend, and keep spending some more. If a loved one confronts you about your problems, you lash out at them. Your venom deters them from ever caring about you again. So you’re left alone while sinking deeper and deeper into: jail: in jail without the bail: in jail: in jail because you failed.
Sitting around and watching television shows all day is a great way to feel sorry for yourself. Comparing yourself to others will create a desire in you to envy their traits, status, abilities, and or situation. Envy stems from your own neglect. It stems from your inability to express yourself freely. So you stuff your life with fake friends. You buy junk that you really don’t like and can’t afford. And you surround yourself with people you really can’t stand. Envy is really a prison of self-hate that will cause you to be in: jail: in jail without the bail: in jail, in jail because you failed.
Lust is just another form of desperation. You are desperate for pleasure. You are desperate for that extra slice of cheesecake, and you just can’t stop “spooning” that chocolate chip gallon of ice cream. Spending, eating, and sex create a spark in your body. Your body produces an erosion of hormones. Unfortunately, the consequences are as dire as an addict detoxing from rehab. What goes up must come down. When you finally come down, you’re going to hit rock bottom and your going to be in: jail: in jail without the bail: In jail, in jail because you failed.
Pride is also known as vanity and it is the sin of all sins. You have too much pride when you refuse to get help or even acknowledge the fact that you have a great deal of debt. You are convinced that you need to keep up with the Joneses. You keep spending out of fear of losing your friends, acquaintances, and status. Face the fact that you are dead broke. You can no longer whip out your credit card and prey that it goes through. Or exhaust all of your savings and depend on Payday loans. Come out clean and understand that you are going to lose everything. But when you are badly in debt, you don’t really have anything anyway. Tell yourself and the world that you are “broke.” You are broke spiritually because you failed to understand that material wealth doesn’t make you happy. Once you understand this you will never have to worry about being in: jail. In jail without the bail: in jail: in jail because you failed.
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