What does a Hercules Beetle have to do with hedonism? Haven’t the foggiest. No wait, it’s nature indulging its own hedonism…I mean look at it! Muséum de Toulouse [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons

This morning I had cottage cheese (Good Culture cottage cheese, it’s utterly amazing. All real food ingredients, and it tastes like it) with a bit of a bright strawberry jam and some fruit. And then I decided I wanted a piece of toast as well. With the chocolate chip cookie peanut butter.


Remarkably the peanut butter is healthier than it sounds, but it tastes like you’re cheating on adulthood. Heavenly.

Which is another H word I didn’t consider but here we are eighty words in so I’m committed.

There are those things we tend to deny ourselves because we “shouldn’t.” Not because they’re objectively bad or harmful to ourselves or others, but because we build up these matrices in our heads: the allowed; the forbidden; the OK sometimes; the OK but make sure you feel bad about it.

But here’s the thing. We’re living in a world where Armageddon doesn’t seem impossible, where it feels real and close and some days, inevitable. Is there really room in the universe for “OK but make sure you feel bad about it?”

I don’t think so.

Build a little hedonism into your life. Not the kind that can destroy it or you, just the kind that gives you permission to enjoy things without the trip to the guilt gallows. Like chocolate chip cookie peanut butter.

You’ll have to excuse me now, I have some hedonistic toast to demolish.

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20 thoughts on “Hedonistic

  1. debscarey

    I was reading an article today about what constitutes a healthy diet. I don’t recall any of the items you mention being dubbed a bad idea. Unless you eat a bathtub full. In essence, most recent (weight loss) diets are nothing more than marketing, a way to sell books. Also the recent gluten-free enthusiasm is nothing more than a fad as the number of those who are allergic or intolerant is a very small percentage population-wise. Sorry, I appear to be getting on my high horse here … The moral being enjoy your small indulgences 🙂

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    • Thanks so much! Not sure peanut butter should taste like chocolate chip cookies, but boy is it fabulous when it does!

      I’ve never been a low-carb person, either. I need bread and pasta!


  2. @breakerofthings

    First Stu mentions choc chip scones (wrong diddly wrong wrong wrong) and then you are talking about choc chip flavoured peanut butter! What’s next? Choc chip omellettes?? Choc chop mayonnaise???

    The world’s gone mad I tell you, MAD!!!!


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