all or nothing

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who have dimmers and those who have on-off switches.

People who have dimmers can regulate how much they drink, smoke, exercise, have sex, eat, work, play BrickBreaker on their BlackBerrys.  They can “dial it back.” They can “take it or leave it.” Their motto is “Moderation in all things.”  We need these people.  They become actuaries and veterinarians.  Our pets would die without them.

Other people are born with on-off switches. They are all the way on or all the way off; there is no in-between. Their motto is “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.”  They drink like the Taliban have taken over the country and plan to turn every liquor store in the nation into a mosque.  They can’t jog the occasional two-miler.  They won’t be happy until they cripple themselves overtraining for an Ironman.  They can’t eat one Oreo.  They have to eat like twenty, like a Hoover set on a deep shag.  If the doctor prescribes one Percocet every eight hours, they take two every four and sit drooling on the couch, watching Jeopardy reruns.

-Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me

What kind are you?

p.s. bet you can guess what side i fall on?!

2 thoughts on “all or nothing

  1. This is hilarious! I’d definitely say I am the extreme on/off switch type! Most of my life I felt so bad about myself being that and tried over and over again to make myself a dimmer.

    I’m am just now starting to accept my crazy extreme personality. I’m always all or nothing. God’s showing me how to embrace that and use it for His glory, while still being aware of my weaknesses.

    Good stuff…let me guess little Miss Marathon is an on/off too? 😉

    • Ha, yes, definitely something to be embraced along with learning good boundaries. That’s my key. Otherwise I end up being unwise and in situations that aren’t healthy. There is a way to do it and I’m learning!

      And yes…I’m totally an on/off. =)

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