On that last quote I posted… If temptation is just another way of saying desire (which is just another word for the inner flame we all have, the wanting for more, the quintessential passion burning inside each of us)… then yes, I’d say that’s all there is to it. I imagine some people would tie in the concept of sin, moral corruption, or something like that. Not that it doesn’t fit, but people who would say that speak an entirely different language than me. They look at the world through a very silly lens.
Wilde? He speaks my kind of language beautifully. He probably meant the same thing I would’ve meant had I been the only one to say those words. What people call sins are just fixed characteristics of human nature. They ought to be embraced, not apologized for, suppressed, or punished. Then again that last bit is probably misleading; it’s only natural to lash out at something you don’t like, or to at least try to put a stop to it. Wrath is one of those dandy characteristics after all.
Yielding to temptation though? Pfft. That’s just a matter of wondering, imagining.
Of being curious and following that curiosity.