Moderation. Such a simple word. I’m not sure which has come first in our society: People not believing anyone is capable of moderation, or people not expecting anyone to practice moderation. Either and both are a shame, and not just as it applies to drinking alcohol.
Here’s an interesting article that is sure to drive the
Moderation is Impossible crowd wild with incoherrent rage. (H/T: Instapundit)
In sum, moderate drinking has links to good health, fortune, humor and character. None of this is to argue that your Bacchanalian excesses over the holidays were advisable. But as you contemplate your sins, be careful not to overcorrect in 2009. You might not like the results.