EXCESS, n. In morals, an indulgence that enforces by appropriate penalties the law of moderation.

Hail, high Excess — especially in wine, To thee in worship do I bend the knee Who preach abstemiousness unto me — My skull thy pulpit, as my paunch thy shrine. Precept on precept, aye, and line on line, Could ne’er persuade so sweetly to agree With reason as thy touch, exact and free, Upon my forehead and along my spine. At thy command eschewing pleasure’s cup, With the hot grape I warm no more my wit; When on thy stool of penitence I sit I’m quite converted, for I can’t get up. Ungrateful he who afterward would falter To make new sacrifices at thine altar!

Source: THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993)

We’re all guilty of it. I’ve been told I do it all the time…”you buy too much”, “you eat too much”, “you talk too much”, “you think too much”, “you give too much”, “you smoke too much”, “you drink too much”…

We take on “too much” and because of it (well this is my justification to myself), we indulge too much to keep us happy! In a society and culture where hours of work are long and time for play is short is it not our entitlement to go a little over the top sometimes? I challenge you not to!

This blog will follow a loose theme of: overindulgence/excessive behaviour/consequences of “too much”/desires/lusts/covetable possessions/and the general highs and lows of life being that bit “too much” sometimes. This will all of course be situational to myself and my experiences.

I encourage you to comment on any number of my posts as it interests me to see if anyone else in this world shares my experiences.

Go on….have another helping…!


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