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- November 22, 2011 by jarrowwx
- Do I have a vice?
I have to have a vice. Everybody has a vice, right? Let's see, I don't smoke. I rarely ever drink. I don't gamble, apart from the occasional lottery ticket (I mean, if you're going to throw money away, at least let it benefit others, like lottery proceeds do). I don't go to strip clubs. I don't even drink coffee. I don't eat desserts or sweets of any kinds. I don't play video games, a common vice for men my age. I don't spend hours looking at porn on the Internet.
The only thing I can think of that comes close is, at 40, I still pretty much have the same libido I did 20 years ago. But then, sex, especially orgasms, are actually good for you. And I've never cheated. So, I can hardly see how that qualifies as a vice. Sure, to a fool that thinks sex is evil, maybe. But I know better.
I have to have a vice, right? I mean, it's not like I don't have bad qualities. My wife hates that I almost never remember to take out the garbage. And it's not like I never get angry. But that's not what a vice is. A vice is something you are addicted to.
But when I catch myself exhibiting addictive behaviors, I typically walk away from whatever it is. TV. Music. Video Games. Food. Sex.
There's no way: nobody gets through life viceless, do they? What have I missed? What am I blind to? What vices have I not considered? Let me know by commenting, please...