Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Always leave 'em hungry for more


"One should not eat to the point that his stomach is full; he should lack about one-quarter of his satiation."

לא יאכל אדם עד שתתמלא כריסו אלא יפחות כמו רביע משבעתו 

(Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Deiot 4:2)

Have a great day,

1 comment:

  1. I get frustrated by this kind of thing, advice which says the obvious, easy, part. English feel-good writing, both Jewish and general circulation, is full of this kind of thing.

    One of the reasons I like Mussar is that it teaches how to become the kind of person who actually resists temptation in the moment, when it actually strikes. Rather than giving the head ideas that never reach the heart and gut.