A drunkard was walking down a street with blisters on both of his ears. A friend asked him what had happened to cause the blisters.
“My wife left her hot iron on, so when the phone rang I picked the iron up by mistake.”
“Yes, but what about the other ear?”
“The damned fool called back!”
People would never sin if they were aware that each time they sin it is themselves they are harming and damaging. Most people are in too much of a torpor, alas, to have the slightest awareness of what they are doing to themselves.
We need to increase our awareness level by always being in the present moment.