How Much Is Too Much
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like.”
Reflecting on my past two blogs Money Can Buy You Happiness and The Three Levels of Wealth, I seem to have inadvertently written about and/or stumbled upon the personal utility of money. I promise this will be my last missive on the theme … at least for now.
My favourite cocktail is a Negroni . I was introduced to it by a close friend at Noce in December of 2007. (Yes, I actually remember the place and date!) For me no other drink comes close to replicating its sweet/bitter taste profile deriving from a simple one third combination of gin, vermouth, and Campari. Given my passion for the Negroni I have been known to go to ridiculous lengths to make sure it is accompanied by the perfect slightly toasted orange peel slice and the world’s greatest ice ball maker .
Here’s the thing:
I love that first Negroni!
The second, not-so-much.
The third? Not only does it not taste that great but, given the alcohol content, I am absolutely guaranteed to pay the price the following day.
I encourage you to read Carl Richards’ article which expands on exactly the same topic, specifically, How Much is Too Much?”