Let’s get real here – who hasn’t got secrets?
What on earth are vices and who has them?
What do the words vices and secrets mean?
Immoral or wicked behaviour
Criminal activities which involve prostitution, pornography or drugs
An immoral or wicked characteristic
Weakness of character; a bad habit (1)
Vice in American
an evil or wicked action, habit or characteristic
evil or wicked conduct or behaviour; depravity or corruption
any trivial fault or failing, act of self-indulgence
a defect or flaw, as in a work of art
any physical or functional defect or imperfection of the body (2)
Vice in British
An immoral, wicked or evil habit, action or trait
Habitual or frequent indulgence in pernicious, immoral or degrading practices
A specific form of pernicious conduct, esp prostitution or sexual perversion
A failing or imperfection in character, conduct, etc.,
Word Origin of Vice
Via Old French from Latin vitium – a defect.
Vice is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary. (2)
Not known or seen or not meant to be known or seen by others. (1)
Secret in American
Kept from public knowledge or from the knowledge of a certain person(s)
Withdrawn, remote or secluded
Keeping one’s affairs to oneself; secretive
Beyond general knowledge or understanding; mysterious or esoteric
Concealed from sight or notice; hidden
Something known only to a certain person or persons and purposely kept from the knowledge of others
Something not revealed, understood, or explained; mystery
The true cause or explanation, regarded as not obvious
A prayer said just before the Preface of the Mass (3)
Secret in British
Kept hidden or separate from the knowledge of others
Known only to initiates
Hidden from general view or use
Able or tending to keep things private or to oneself
Operating without the knowledge of outsiders
Outside the normal range of knowledge
Something kept or to be kept hidden
Something unrevealed; mystery
An underlying explanation, reason etc., that is not apparent (3)
Can we get real, honest, open and up front about this stuff?
Would it be true to say that as a world we cannot even agree absolutely on the actual word itself?
In other words, there is not a one single truth about what the word vice means to the whole world and the same for the word secret.
Could it be possible that this grey area is the cause of why we do not have a world that is united and one unifying when it comes to Truth?
Could it be possible that we all need to be aware that our world is divided when it comes to words?
Could it be possible this uncertainty, where different countries have different definitions is causing separation in our world?
Could it be possible that having similar words is not the same as having One Truth?
Could it be possible our different definitions for different words have lost the real meaning of what the word was way back in its origin?
Could it be possible our loose terms for words are what is harming us all?
Do we honestly believe our secrets and vices are not harming anyone?
Do we reckon life is just one big game and so what if we get up to no good?
Do we like the dodgy risky lifestyle of having vices and secrets as it gives us the stimulation we need to keep going?
Do we have a moral compass inside us that just knows what is Truth and what is not?
Do we value a thrill and a fling, hoping we won’t get caught more than our moral compass which tells us to get real, upfront and honest?
Do we endorse others in their secrets but turn on them and expose them when we have fallen out with them?
Do we feel self-fury at the fact that others hold the trump card and may call it in at anytime as they know our deepest darkest secrets?
Do we pray every night hoping the pope will listen and offer us forgiveness for the crimes we commit with our double life?
Do we think this is just one life so what the hell, let’s play as there are no consequences and no karma to re-balance the ill we have done?
Do we realise what we are up to with our vices is classed as criminal?
Do we find our illegal activity ok because no one knows about it?
Do we get a buzz out of being anonymous and abusing others online because we know we can get away with it?
Do we think social media bullying is ok because no one knows our name?
Do we think joining network platforms from the dark web world are ok, as long as we don’t get found out?
Do we really think that we are going to get away with all the seedy ugly things we have been up to because we hold a position of power in society?
Do we have double standards for our vices and secrets but slag off others who do the same?
Do we point fingers and blame and judge others who have secrets without once looking at all our own little secrets in the closet?
Do we quiver in our boots knowing that we may be next as someone has just got caught doing what we have been doing for years?
Do we ignore all the signs, when deep down we know our time is up when it comes to our secrets and vices?
Do we start to sweat because we know we are living this awfull ugly life and it could be the end of our life of glamour?
Do we feel ok leaving the house knowing we are about to step into a completely false life?
Do we feel justified in standing up and lying through our back teeth knowing we are living a pretty sick life?
Do we even clock it when we go into auto-pilot mode and become something we are not and it’s now our new normal?
Do we notice our heart racing and we cannot settle when we go into being the other person we know we are not?
Do we really like the jitters we get every time we meet someone who is also living a double life?
Do we think living a life of irresponsibility is going to get us a passport to heaven as we are good in other areas, like paying the bills?
Do we look in the mirror every day and convince ourselves that we are a decent citizen, knowing we have all these vices and secrets in the cupboard?
Do we make sure we don’t subscribe to the God stuff as it keeps us feeling right about our secrets and vices?
Do we think talking fluffy flaky words to one lot of people and acting totally different with another lot is going to go down well in our body?
Do we feel small and act sheepishly with our parents when we go home for Christmas but act the bigwig at work, all the time knowing our vices?
Do we sneak around and try and go into the background when things about our vices start to reveal and get exposed?
Who actually benefits from this way of living?
Do we really go to bed feeling great or with some tension?
Do we keep feeling a dark cloud around us that we can’t shake off?
Do we spend our days looking over our shoulder in every moment?
Do we have voices in our head that keep making us scared?
Do we have numbing devices, like chocolate, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs to cope with the disturbance we feel inside our body?
Do we have our solutions and plans in place just incase we get caught?
Do we ever stop to consider our worst nightmare –
What if we got caught?
Do we live in fear of the police, the government or others in authority finding out about our dodgy life?
Do we feel great smiling and putting on the act for friends and neighbours but treating our partner with utter abuse and disregard?
Do we live in fear of our partner exposing our secrets that we have had since day dot?
Do we live in fear of our parents ever finding out?
Do we live in fear of our kids knowing what we really get up to?
Do we live in fear of our friends at the local church hearing about our double life?
Do we live in fear of the media making a meal ticket out of our story?
Do we live in fear of our neighbours being horrified if they knew our vices?
Do we care about all the people in our life that matter to us when we go about our nonsense living a life of secrets?
WHY do we have vices and secrets or both?
WHY do we accept this stuff as normal?
WHY do we like this private world where we think no one is watching?
WHY do we think we are getting away with it, when it comes to our vices?
WHY do we like the thrill of our wicked ways that harm us and others?
WHY do we ignore signs when it comes to our criminal activity?
WHY do we think we are above the law when it comes to our vices?
WHY do we get popular when we are known for our vices?
WHY do we not want anyone to know about what we are doing?
WHY are we not comfortable living a see through life?
WHY do most of us dread others finding out about what we have in our closet?
WHY do we hope big brother is not watching us when we are up to no good?
WHY are we checking and double checking when we know we are doing something in secret?
WHY are we afraid so much about our vices and secrets?
WHY are we willing to risk losing our family because of our vices?
WHY are we complacent when it comes to living with vices?
WHY are we happy bopping along in life doing our secrets all the time knowing we could get caught?
WHY are we choosing to not be aware of the consequences of our actions?
WHY do we like the secretive nature of the way we operate in life knowing it all feels wrong?
WHY are we ok with the door shut doing our porn, as long as no one disturbs us?
WHY are we ok gambling away our savings because we have become great liars?
WHY do we think having affairs and getting away with it is ok because it is more exciting to have it as a secret?
WHY would we be fearful just at the thought of our mother finding out about our vice that would shock her?
WHY are we ok Internet shopping in secret and making excuses to justify everything we keep buying?
WHY are we making sure our drug purchases are not known to work colleagues as we got the image to keep up?
WHY are we pointing fingers and judging others for their vices, when we have plenty of our own going on?
WHY do we see someone taking drugs as bad but not bat an eyelid when it comes to us cramming big bars of chocolate in secret before we get home from work?
WHY are we quick to blame another for having secrets but we are no different if we are to be honest?
WHY do we get strict on our kids hiding stuff and being secretive when they learnt it from us in the first place?
WHY do we get militant about how criminals should be punished with their vices, but totally ignore the fact we also have vices the world has not yet found out about?
WHY have we got into this habit of constantly watching our back like someone is watching us?
WHY do we go to extreme lengths to cover our tracks with our secret life?
Who is winning this game?
Who gets to feel the consequences?
Are we really getting away with our vices and secrets?
WHY are our media reporting more and more about the vices and secrets of famous people?
What if in truth we cannot hide, lie or pretend we are doing great when we have vices and secrets?
What if we can feel the guilt, deception and uncomfortableness that our life of vices and secrets bring?
What if that dis-honesty gets into our system and grabs us, then it becomes our normal and we convince ourselves that we are getting away with it?
What if living a transparent life takes us straight to the word RESPONSIBILITY and living that word day in and day out in all our choices?
What if we are not really getting away with anything and that the law of karma is true and does exist?
What if time will inevitably get us found out, no matter what our vices or secrets are?
What if we do want to stop and give up our vices and not live with secrets, but we are in too deep and it feels like there is no way out?
What if all the people around us are up to no good as they told us their vices?
What if we know the secrets of all our family members but it’s easier to shut up and say nothing and hope it will go away?
So what would happen if we did get caught?
Would we stop all our vices?
Would we confess all our secrets?
Would it end our marriage?
Would it break up a great friendship?
Would it mean we lose our job?
Would it mean we go bankrupt?
Would it mean our kids get hurt?
Would it mean our mum’s blood pressure rises?
Would it mean our dad stops speaking to us?
Would it mean news headlines?
Would it mean a prison sentence?
Would it mean a life of giving up?
Could we live with knowing that?
What if there is another way?
Would going Back to Basics change everything?
What if Simple Living Back to Basics is all about being –
Stop Worrying What Others Think
Making Sensible Choices
Respecting Self and Others
Getting On With It
Is it possible to just stop our behaviour?
Would it mean the end of this life and start again in the hope to not get caught?
Would it mean guilt to the grave?
Dear Dear World
What if the Truth is – there is a Law of Oneness so that means everything we do and put out there has to be corrected at some point in our evolution?
What if we simply don’t like to even think that our irresponsible way of living has consequences?
What if there ain’t no big brother watching but in Truth our Soul is clocking every single movement we make and we are really not getting away with anything?
In other words, it is all being recorded.
Would that make us change or want to at least consider our movements from this day going forward?
(1) Concise Oxford English Dictionary – Twelfth Edition. Oxford University Press. 2011
(2) (n.d). Collins English Dictionary. Retrieved October 13, 2017 from
(3) (n.d). Collins English Dictionary. Retrieved October 13, 2017 from