Element dyn.pr. Conscience ↔ Temptation

the urge to embrace immediate benefits despite possible consequences

Temptation is the draw to believe that the negative consequences of an action are imaginary or can be avoided. Often this is just a pipe dream, and when one gives into Temptation one must pay a price. However, just as often one can avoid negative consequence and indulge one's desires. It is our Faith and Disbelief in consequences that defines the struggle between Conscience and Temptation. ("Psssst... We've got this new Dramatica program that will solve all your story problems but it's going to cost you some bucks...")

syn. indulge, embracing immediate benefits, intemperance, immoderation