In my humble opinion moderation is a smug, self-righteous, and over used word. If we take the diet of mammals for example, moderation is not what they practice.
Lions eat only meat, polar bears mainly fat, panda bears only bamboo shoots, and giraffes mainly acacia leaves.
When it comes to work, self-expression and being authentic, psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper says that, “We humans aren’t cut out for moderation, because having our psychological handbrake on leaves us unfulfilled and results in stress.”
Whether you want to be a comedian, captain of commerce, or a chef, moderation isn’t going to cut it.
Moderation is for the fence-sitters of the world who are too afraid to make a difference.
As my friend, author and former world champion trampolinist Dan Millman says, “Moderation is lukewarm tea, the devil’s own brew.”
Teacher to little Johnny: If you had three apples and two oranges in one hand and three oranges and two apples in the other hand, what would you have?
Little Johnny: Very big hands.
Winston Churchill to Lady Aster: Do you mind if I smoke?
Lady Aster: I don’t care if you burn!
Live big & love deep.