Gretchen Rubin

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

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

"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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