The very first trait of my lists of core abilities and interests that I feel is indispensable for the modern man is the ability to be moderate. Coming in at number one you would thus assume that I feel it to be rather important and you would be right. What then to make of the fact that Nobel-Prize Winning, MacArthur Genius Grant Near Recipient John Wilder believes moderation to be for monks and ruffles.
There’s a danger to compromise. The path to freedom as practiced by the Founding Fathers® isn’t a path of tolerance to deviation. The path to freedom is rigorous. It requires honest and probing self-analysis. Once the self-analysis is done, the solution immediately presents itself. For a real solution, the truth is required – lies are comforting, but never lead to solutions.
Taking an inventory of where your reality is versus where your standards are is important. We all fall short of our standards from time to time, but if you do it long enough, falling short becomes your new standard. The only solution, and I mean only solution is to avoid moderation. If you’ve failed, the “moderate” behavior that got you there isn’t the “moderate” behavior that will get you out of the situation.
Who is right? Who will be the victor and who will be the vanquished blogger that must creep back into the subterranean basement from which he came?