It's hard to say whether one is getting in or getting out, sliding downward or just coasting, going upward or headed for a fall.
I finished Sugar Nation last week in which the author relates that his labs were only normal as they passed from high to low and back again.
Siddhartha left a life of opulence for a life of renunciation and then left that daily grain of rice diet to come back to a comfortable middle way of life. Neither he nor anyone else pronounced him to be a failure. They spoke of him as Buddha.
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