One of the most important realizations about humanity in general, and about ourselves is that many of our desires are not only bad, they are bad for us. We love to hear gossip, to avoid taking a costly stand for the truth, to see the misfortune of those we resent. Like children we consume to the point of immoderation, and our own sickness. The list of examples is as long as there are people. The voices of our culture want us believe that the path to true happiness is unrestrained indulgence. Sadly, our longings are so disordered that these are the lies we want to believe.