Se7en's Deadly Sins

(Captain) All we know about that guy right there is that he's independently wealthy, well educated, and completely insane.
(Somerset) Because he's John Doe by choice.

(John Doe) It's more comfortable for you to label me insane.
(Mills) It's very comfortable.
(John Doe) We see a deadly sin on every street corner, in every home, and we tolerate. We tolerate it because it's common, it's trivial. But not any more.
(Mills) All I saw you do is kill innocent people.
(John Doe) Is that supposed to be funny? Only in a world this shitty can you even try to say these were innocent people and keep a straight face.

A barren land of high tension towers. A crippled trailer sits among tumbleweeds. We are finally out of the city, to find the remaining two bodies. A delivery driver paid $500 to deliver a box to David Mills at 7 o'clock is now on foot, running away from what will happen, what had been planned to happen. Somerset starts walking back to where Mills is standing, gun poised.

(John Doe to Mills) You've made quite a life for yourself, Detective. You should be proud. I wish I could have lived like you. I visited your wife this morning, after you left. I tried to taste the life of a simple man. It didn't work out, so I took a souvenir. Her pretty head. You see, because I envied your normal life, it seems that envy is my sin.

Entire societies seem to be built upon envy. We guage fairness by comparing ourselves to others not like us. In some ways, nothing would ever be accomplished socially if we did not envy a better way of life. But envy on a personal level is deadly. It can kill us in its inability to be sated. Were it not envy, and this inherant to its nature, we would have no need to worry.

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