Chastity Q4

Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues: Week 12, Q4

Chastity: “Rarely use venery but for health or offspring. Never to dullness, weakness or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.

Personal notes:

  • Everyone’s favorite week;
  • Life certainly is different now.

Short post this week for Chastity because in a way, there’s not much to say. I’ve given up on sex — no, not that way — but the other way: the way that was young, carefree and full of partners. Sex now is probably the quickest way to ruin: paying a woman to leave, a hidden online relationship, a dark hotel room. Sex has become dangerous. So for me, I think about chastity and understand the real value of the phrase “injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.” I could lose more than reputation — I could lose the people I see everyday.

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Next Week

Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues: Week 13, Q4

HumilityImitate Jesus and Socrates

Well, it’s been a year — can you believe it? — and next week’s post for Humility is the last. With all that’s going on in the world, we could all use a moment (and maybe more) to reflect on Humility.