They do not realize that in psychic life there are homeopathic doses and allopathic doses, and that homeopathic doses are the most beneficial
"Moderation is not the most wide-spread of virtues among human beings, and because they have no sense of moderation, what should do them good ends up being bad for them. Instead, for instance, of taking just enough from a pleasure, a success or a joy to give them a boost, they throw themselves at it to devour the lot and then become ill. Like the man who was being invited to dinner by a friend: 'Well, let me see,' he said, 'on Monday I'm going to dinner with so and so, so on Tuesday I'll be in bed. On Wednesday I've been invited by so and so, so Thursday I'll be in bed. Friday, yes, I can make Friday.' At least he knew himself! Whether it is food, drink, pleasure or happy events, human beings always tend to exceed moderation. Why can they not show some moderation? Even a poison can be beneficial if it is taken in homeopathic doses. But human beings do not understand homeopathy beyond its remedies. They do not realize that in psychic life there are homeopathic doses and allopathic doses, and that homeopathic doses are the most beneficial."