Have violent ends.
We hear this all the time in the TV show “Westworld.” What does it mean?
Simply put, Too much of a good thing isn’t a good thing.
While you might think it’s saying “you get out what you put in,” you would be mistaken.
Taken from Spark-notes :
“These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which, as they kiss, consume. The sweetest honey
Is loathsome in his own deliciousness
And in the taste confounds the appetite.
Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so.
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.”
Honey that is too sweet, love that is too strong, they spoil your palate, your expectations.
As Shakespeare said “The Sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness.”
As quickly as bitterness ruins life so too does sweetness when it is unchecked. We must strive for moderation and for the ebb and flow of life. Delayed gratification is important as it creates a more delicious life.
Everything in moderation, even moderation.
Keep it real!