Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Filey Parish: Blogging for Lent - what tempts you?
every time apple release a new product i'm tempted. every time i watch the gadget show i'm tempted. last week i took delivery of my fifth ipod, i have a couple of digital cameras, there are three apple macs in the house and two laptops. it's not just mp3 players and computers; i'm tempted by bigger memory cards, faster adapters, quicker chargers and let's not mention the iphone.
maybe the challenge is to question my justification for succumbing to my temptations. i use most of the gadgets i buy, some more than others. this makes it ok doesn't it? if i'm tempted to buy something, eat something or do something and i do it, i can very easily come up with some kind of justification. perhaps someone else should make my decisions for me; what about free will? what about learning from my mistakes? but what am i learning if i keep buying the latest ipod?
i read one definition of temptation being 'the desire to have or do something that you should avoid'. i'm not sure i agree with this, but then i wouldn't would i if i was trying to justify buying the next new gadget.