A Sophisticate is a Sinner

"Hate the sin, love the sinner" Mahatma Gandhi

For me, the difference between a "sin" and making a mistake had to do with what I intended. To "sin" implies a knowing understanding of how bad an action is and doing it anyway.  Making a mistake is when I try to do something good and it comes out wrong. For me, to "sin" is indulging in my worst side and my desire regardless of how much harm it will cause others as well as myself. 

"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before" Mae West

There are certain basics on what is truly wrong but on an everyday basis how do you know what is wrong thing to do unless you do it? (A Sophisticate Gone Bad)

"Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future." Warren Buffet

Still, is being intentionally bad still bad? Is indulging in your desires so horrible? Every human being on this earth has been intentionally bad at one point of their life. Even those who were later considered a "saint" (A Sophisticate is a Saint) been intentionally bad at one time or moment. 

"I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying" Nelson Mandela

The birth name of Nelson Mandela that was given to him by his father Nkosi Mphakanyiswa was Rolihahla Mandela an is an isiXhosa name that means "pulling the branch of a tree" but colloquially it means "troublemaker".  

Some of the greatest leaders both religiously and culturally started out as so-called "troublemakers". Those individuals who were revered later on were first considered a threat because of their actions or beliefs. 

What is the difference by a "sinner" and a "saint" All of the individuals who were great leaders were considered by the law those who were "sinners" but by the people they were considered "saints"

"Too much of a good thing is wonderful!" Mae West

A Sophisticate is far from perfect (A Sophisticate Imperfect) and being that she is a human being she wants more. The harder life gets the more she wants to be bad. Why? The pleasure principle. A Sophisticate can only take so much pain before she wants to derive some pleasure from something and that something may be bad for herself or for others. 

Elsa, the most recent Disney Princess is the first non-villian/villian character in a Disney. Unlike the other movies she isn't purely evil. Whenever she does do anything wrong it's a result of her fear. Her fear brings out whatever problems that occur and the perception by others as evil. (A Sophisticated is Wicked).

A Sophisticate is a sinner because she has fear. The difference is that she makes attempts to conquer that fear (A Sophisticate has No Fear). By indulging in the seven deadly sins she is able to distinguish what is right and what is wrong. A little regret is the best way to grow as a person. 

"Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often" Mae West

By doing everything right a Sophisticate develops too much "Vanity or Pride" and becomes judgmental or self-righteous thus being a "sinner" anyway. What is true Sophistication in the 21st Century? Seeking balance not perfection.

Needs cause motivation. Deep-rooted desires for esteem, affection, belonging, achievement, self-actualization, power, and control motivate us to push for what we want and need in our lives.” Lorii Myers

Without temptation there is no love. A Sophisticate knows that without the bad there can never be a good Sophisticate knows that temptation is merely desire. Temptation does not lead her down the path of evil. Temptation allows her to know and get what she wants.

A Sophisticate a succeeds because she is a sinner. She is ambitious and therefore indulges in her desires to know them. In the end, a Sophisticate is a "sinner" because she has the desire to get what is found in her heart. ;D