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Since ancient Greece, humankind has tried to pinpoint their spiritual shortcomings, calling them sins. The Christian church made its seven most serious ones famous partly through stories of the punishment they would earn the sinners.
We could write about these if we wanted to compete with Dante. But for this community, I propose a different set of sins that I hope will inspire you.
These are the seven traits most spiritually perilous to humanity as described by Mohatma Gandhi, or his Seven Deadly Sins if you want:
1 - Wealth without Work 2 - Pleasure without Conscience 3 - Science without Humanity 4 - Knowledge without Character 5 - Politics without Principle 6 - Commerce without Morality 7 - Worship without Sacrifice
I'm not necessarily asking for anything religious or spiritual; that I will leave up to you. I'm proposing that you pick a number and make this sin the challenge your character faces, the threat to your world, a serious accusation raised or some other central issue in your story.