A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.–Thomas Paine

So much for moderation in all things…but then again this is the ego speaking. It’s sounding perfectly rational and reasonable until you think about it.

  • As far as ego is concerned, moderately good is never good enough. Nothing is ever good enough for the ego.
  • Strong emotions can be a good thing. Even anger is necessary from time to time, so long as we don’t nurse it along, keeping it alive for days or more.
  • Finally, immoderate attachment to our own principles leads us to judging others.

I’m still going with moderation in all things including moderation.

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