There’s an expression in French that says Moderation Tastes Better. In English, it’s Everything in Moderation. I might agree for those few things that kill people, like high speed, alcohol, and drugs. I’d have to think that through…
Moderation is Mediocrity
For everything else, moderation is a synonym of mediocrity and fear, and it’s boring. Athletes do not train moderately. Your favourite musician or band don’t practice their music moderately either.
For my part, I don’t want to eat certain bad foods in moderation; they make me ill. And I certainly don’t want to love in moderation!
So why would we live in moderation then?
A Flawed Idea
I think it’s an idea we like because it refers to the concept of balance – which is also a flawed idea, but I’ll explore this idea of balance another day.
I prefer the whole or nothing approach, with excess and extreme actions. That’s how you make your dreams come true, that’s how you can live with passion! Even Master Yoda said it in his own words:
Do or don’t do, there is no try.