i don't think what is required is a conscious renunciation of one's vices, but rather an unconscious acceptance of one's loves and desires. The latter, if imbued with sufficient and natural personal investments, should only naturally overwhelm the former so that one remembers one's vices through a fond haze of dim recall. This is the evolution of the mind. And as our heads dart around in Thomas' effervescent search-state, they ideally will be streamlining into a preferred or comfortable angle of repose. However, absent the search, we are necessarily left only to our vices. And our vices act only naturally to limit the magnitude of our searches to the best they can.
Josh, here is a deal where you can get a 160 GB Maxtor internal drive for $80 this week. Fill 'er up. Gas is only 20c cheaper in the South these days. The Dirty done gentrified.