Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


In Your Life, Has a Sweet Thing Become Bitter, by Excess?

February 15th, 2016

Episode 215 of 540 episodes

“The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess.” –Democritus This line resonates with me, because one of my Secrets of Adulthood is “Every medicine can turn to poison.” For instance, for most people, sugar itself becomes bitter (figuratively) when consumed in excess. Also Facebook, discipline, caffeine, spending and saving, TV…and habits, of course. Is there any sweet thing in your life that has become bitter? Some medicine that has transformed to poison?

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