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Your natural desires can be much stronger than your better judgement, and that is at the heart of the conflict.

In the context of having too much sugar, the outcome can be a temporary sick and nauseous feeling.

Slicing off another piece of cake when you know you’ve already had enough sugar is an example of a common problem people often face. In fact, it represents a human conflict that is at the heart of many of the problems humanity faces, both small and large. It is a battle between a bodily hunger and what your better judgement tells you that you shouldn't do.


Your natural desires can be much stronger than your better judgement, and that is at the heart of the conflict. Although you know you’ve already had enough cake and ice cream, your hunger signal can still overwhelm your will to resist having more. That is especially true when you haven’t committed to prioritizing what you know you should do over natural desires that lead to undesired outcomes. In the context of having too much sugar, the outcome can be a temporary sick and nauseous feeling. In other contexts, the outcome can be much worse.


This problem is described in the Bible by a famous Christian from Tarsus as the battle between the flesh and the spirit. An understanding of how to confront and manage this problem, which involves prioritizing what matters most to you, can be found by studying the Bible. What the Bible has to say about this problem and confronting it is of use not only to Christians but to all people in the public square.

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