Overindulgence is good (in moderation)
Some thoughts from Dick Puddlecote’s post on Christmas:
1. DRINKING ALCOHOL…
Everything in moderation is OK. The fact that something doesn’t kill us in small quantities doesn’t mean that we should overindulge in it.
Same point. Though it has been shown that calorie restricted mice do live longer than morbidly obese mice. Though the kinds of food eaten are probably a major factor too.
3. FATTY FOODS…
Fatty foods are good for you. The human body needs fat to work. Just as it needs loads of other vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, etc as well to function properly.
Pure chocolate, not the british chocolate and definately not american chocolate.
5. ENJOY BEING LAZY…
Sleep is definately necessary. Not just for the body but for the brain too. Don’t sleep for a week and you go mad.
6. OR, WALK IT OFF…
And exercise is good too – in moderation. Doing too much exercise doesn’t make you any better than doing just enough.
7. ALL IN THE FAMILY
8. LAUGHTER’S STILL THE BEST MEDICINE
9. KEEP THE CARDS COMING
Humans are social animals. They thrive in their own group. And knowing that they are liked by their own tribe means that stress levels aren’t raised as there is no need to fight or argue.
10. POWER OF PRAYER
Prayer or any other form of meditation (not yoga stuff) such as just doing nothing is just as good. It seems the human brain needs some faith to allow it cope with the real world without going mad.
So enjoying yourself in moderation over a long period means that you can over indulge for certain times when you can really let your hair down and enjoy being alive. Anyone who tries to ban and stop you is only jealous because they can’t enjoy it – usually due to some chemical imbalance from not over indulging.