How often do we hear ‘everything in moderation’?

defines moderation as:

Moderation is the process of eliminating or lessening extremes. It is used to ensure normality throughout the medium on which it is being conducted.

If you drink alcohol, have a few days off every week.  If you eat chocolate, don’t eat the whole bar in one go.  Exercising till it hurts….  everything in moderation.  Playing the slot machines, having a bet on the horses, playing computer games… everything in moderation.



Oscar Wilde said “Everything in moderation, including moderation.”

It seems to me that the things which appear bad for you, and can often lead to addiction should be handled with care.  But, like Oscar Wilde said, even moderation should be handled moderately.

As we go through life let’s be excessive.

Love to extremes, give massive amounts of your time to those who need it.

No matter how bad your day is going, no matter how tough things seem, you have an abundance of kindness to give – and receive in return!

Show heed for the well-being and happiness of others and a propensity for thoughtfulness.

Be considerate of others in everything you say and do.

Can you be too polite?  Can you demonstrate too many good manners?

Can you be too benevolent, too generous, too sympathetic, show too much compassion or tenderness?





going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by excess: excessive charges; excessive criticism.

OK, don’t be excessive with criticism, think before you speak, try to understand another’s point of view.

Be excessive with listening, two ears, one mouth, use them accordingly.

Decide where you need moderation, but don’t forget, there are some areas of life where we just have to show excess.



4 responses »

  1. M&M says:

    You must read The F**k It Therapy book/s. They are a hoot. Extremes – F**k it….Moderation – F**k it. Most liberating. Freedom

  2. pdimages says:

    another excellent blog post

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