Here's a link to a great blog post by NOLA Slate in which she discusses the choices we make in life. I can relate to it, as - at the age of 56 - I have taken the mindset of enjoying the little "sins" in life (like dessert, chocolate, etc) instead of denying myself. I work with a sweet young woman of 27 who is constantly dieting and watching her weight. I can't do that anymore. I want to enjoy the little things out there while I can.