Just do it..and go to sleep
In 1881 a brilliant Russian writer penned a story that to me is absolutely brilliant. It puts you in the mindset of someone commiting a horrific act...in a way that makes you understand it and almost condone it.
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Sleepy. By Anton Chekhov
When you're done..continue below.
This is such a phenomenal story. It really gets to the heart of absolute and relative morality.
The logic is so simple
Kill the baby and all her troubles vanish.
To me this gets to the root of why and how we sin.
A sin seems like a huge wall an insurmountable barrier made up of a mixture of God, taboo, fear of retribution and other factors.
But once the temptations start mounting the whispers in your head increase and push you closer and closer to that wall until you see it’s really a mirage.
There’s no wall there.
You can do the deed and vanquish the whispering voices.
Which is why it’s best to keep your distance because once you realize that there’s no wall there, it becomes easier and easier to cross over.