Originally Posted by Chris_Stretten
What constitutes "acceptable" to you? What is wrong with greed lust or power? What is wrong with love joy or inspiration? Who decides? Our society? Our currently held beliefs as a society are constantly changing and are not the same ones (I'm sure) as previous civilizations...
You said that each "side" can be powerful motivators... leave it at that. Follow which side resonates with you and you alone. Applying what you consider (or society considers) "good" and "evil" to the sides is simply your perspective at that time.
Steve is using analogies and terms which have meaning to his readers at this time. Calling something "greed" and conferring a negative aspect to it does not make it so for everyone. What is the negativity based on? Who's beliefs? If yours... then fine, it is good for you. BUT it may not be viewed the same way from another's point of view.
Steve is simply laying down, as he sees it, the various forces that are available to us. Use what you will, but be mindful that some contradict and negate the others, however they're labelled.
Thats my opinion anyway
Greed: excessive or rapacious desire, esp. for wealth or possessions.
Lust: uncontrolled or illicit sexual desire or appetite; lecherousness.
And wasn't the last part of being a darkworker that you attach yourself to people for so long as they are useful to you? The negative connotation for pretty much everybody is explicit. Both 'lust' and 'greed' point to being out of control of your driving forces.
Is it ALWAYS wrong to make ALL judgements? Isn't that throwing the 'logical' baby out with the politically correct bathwater?? Is it wrong to judge certain behaviors as undesirable?