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« on: September 09, 2018, 02:32:18 PM »

   People forget how easy it is to slide. Itís something we learn to do as children. Climb to the top of the steps, sit, and let yourself go. Feel the loss of control in the wind on your cheeks, that beautiful feeling of falling, ending predictably in an inner joy. We learn about safety nets and happy endings. We learn about the world in euphemisms and tightly knitted phrases.
   And we learn to keep our claws out of the cookie jar. Itís a simple instruction meant to keep you healthy and safe. But people forget how easy it is to slide. Even children are addicts and our hands are not really under our control. Once you pop, you canít stop. Sugar, salt, and everything nice pours down our throats and sticks seductively to our tongues. Itís the memory of the sweet taste that wonít go away, that drags you back to the cookie jar, even when you know itís wrong.
   So here you are, down on your luck, without a dollar to your name, with a chance to bring yourself a little fortune (and, ideally, no fame). It only takes a few minutes to steal. Guilt is intangible, unlike food, so just go through the motions. Take care of your family. Itís just like the movies, the cops are too busy in the bad neighborhoods to care. People forget how easy it is to slide. You walk through the door.
   Sitting on your yacht. You have everything. But people forget. How easy it is. To slide.
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