At this time of year many of us have stomachs full of food and under the xmas tree were things that we don’t really need. We might feel guilty about indulging ourselves but we just tell ourselves that it is the tradition for this time of year in order to justify it. That doesn’t make it right of course, but we do it anyway.
No matter how much we have overdone the xmas cheer this time we could never outdo the Duchess of Najera and the unbelievable act of waste in her burning of her late husbands yacht in 1910. She was ‘unwilling that anyone shall enjoy his possessions’ after his passing. I expect the crowd was more than just astonished to witness this ridiculous event. I hope some sort of karmic event rebounded on her and she soon wished that she had shared the wealth a little instead of being so monumentally selfish.