Nothing to Excess, a message engraved in Delphi ,is a universal message.
For the Buddhists, the Middle Way and the story of the Buddha, who realized that neither extreme riches nor extreme poverty were the answer, represents Nothing to Excess.
For Christians the Tenth Commandment, “Thou shalt not covet” means precisely the same.
More recently, Gandhi said that the world has enough for what everyone needs, but not for what everyone wants.
Even psychologists studied this phenomenon and found that when you are in extreme poverty increasing riches, sexual pleasure, power, and so on, will bring you more happiness, but once you achieve a certain point the increase in happiness is so small that it is not enough to compensate the anguish produced in our quest for more.
So, I ask, why do we keep wanting more, why is our society always praising excess? I pray Apollo may give me the answer and guide me in achieving Nothing to Excess.