Debauchery: (n) excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; intemperance.
I sit here just a little bit grumpy because unless I exaggerate—or even worse, lie—I cannot give you a great story about my personal debauchery.
I came close a few times.
I was alone and naked with several women who were willing to put up with my feeble attempts—when all of a sudden, I chickened out.
I’ve been offered liquor, drugs of all sorts and even invited to participate in a scam or two. I do believe I turned down most of these misadventures out of wisdom or moral fiber.
But I’m curious sometimes if I missed out on an exciting rendezvous by simply being afraid to jump in and participate.
The human race is a silly lot.
We extol the beauty and power of virtue while simultaneously hoping there are enough slipups and fumbles to keep things hopping.
We want our children to be virgins when they get married.
But we also want them to have the passion and energy of a Nevada prostitute or a Playboy mansion philanderer.
We are so foolish.
Matter of fact, the word “debauchery” itself is kind of self-righteous and tight-assed—because your debauchery and my debauchery would probably differ.
Your debauchery would be pointing out all the things you refuse to do that I do—and my rendition of debauchery would be much the same.