OK, let?s play a word association game ? what do you think of when you hear the word ?gluttony??? My mind goes immediately to food.? My increasing girth is an indicator that, despite my attempts to blame my genes and sedentary lifestyle, I have at the very least a potential for gluttony.? I am selective though ? it usually has to be something sweet which could be the reason that after finishing this post I am off to the dentist (again).
But if we think of gluttony more broadly as excessive consumption, as having too much of a good thing as suggested by Stevens and Ung, then gluttony can encompass all sorts of things ? television, sex, social media, leisure, company and, of course, work.? ?People can be described as gluttons for punishment, work or even attention.? In these contexts, gluttony speaks of a lack of self-control. [Read more…] about Taking Your Soul to Work – Gluttony (Chapter 4)