― I only have myself to blame. ∙ There is an old Indian fable about a man who meets amysterious stranger who gives him 3 pots of gold. Two are filled to the brim whilst the thirdis not quite full. The man thinks “BeforeI spend all this, I’ll just top the third pot up like the rest.” So he sells some property, converts it togold and puts it in. But the pot is still not full. So he sells more, then more, then more butthe pot never fills. Eventually he sellseverything he has and becomes [...].