Second Thoughts

The Prompt: “Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.” – Edna Ferber. Do you agree with this statement on excess?

In reading all of the other posts on this topic
, a second thought has occurred to me that no one else has stated, so I’m posting a second post!

Nothing is as bad as too little.  At least those with too much have a choice.  We can stop eating, give away our money and our clothes, sell the big house and big car. Try being a mother who has no shelter and no food for her children. She does not even always have the choice to steal food if there is no food there to steal. Nothing is as bad as too little.

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

3 thoughts on “Second Thoughts

  1. Martha Kennedy

    I thought about this too and my first thought was water. Too little water, you die. Too much water, you die. Same with fire, same with food — all of our “animal” necessities. At that point I decided the prompt was stupid because everyone knows the answer. That’s what led me to my response and discussion about choice. I didn’t like the prompt, but since my resolution is to get over that. 🙂

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  2. lifelessons Post author

    Ha. You are a better sport about the prompts than I am, Martha. I really get irritated when they don’t establish the link or just give us a free day. That old schoolteacher impulse kicks in and I want things done right, dammit!!! Good for me to have to put up with stuff like that. Turns me back into being a “reformed” schoolteacher. Judy

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