Then I comforted myself with this parable from Maimonides:
A Fool saw a doctor prescribe a few drops of powerful medicine for a sick man. After a week of taking the medicine as prescribed, the man recovered. The Fool said to himself: "If a few drops will do this for a weak and sick man, imagine what it will do for a strong and healthy man like me!" At once the fool went to the apothecary and purchased a bottle of the medicine. He returned home and swallowed the bottle. An hour later, the Fool was dead.
We do this a few drops at a time.