I’d really like to eat another donut. The first one was delicious, but it was gone in just a few bites. Give me more!
Now I feel sick. Two donuts is clearly too much sugar, so now I get to feel miserable for the rest of the day. I feel cheated.
That delicious dozen looked so promising when first delivered, now it makes me angry to even think about it. You were supposed to make me happy, donuts, but now I’m grumpy. I wish you had never shown up this morning. What happened?
Thus goes the daily struggle with our passions. Indulge them, and it leads to unhappiness. Control them, and you’re a happy man. Control them.