I had lunch with a friend of mine yesterday and we both agreed that his lifestyle can be considered excessive. He eats well, he drinks well, he attends a lot of events, he always has a story. It’s part of the reason I get along so well with him. He enjoys life and tries to get as much out of it as possible.
On the flip side I know people who do very little in life. They may go out to eat once in a while (only to avoid cooking) but beyond that there’s not much else to their existence worth telling.
So at the end of the day I think I would rather look back on a life that others felt was excessive rather than one that was unmemorable.