Moderation vs Extremism

There’s that old quote: "everything in moderation". But this actually isn’t so true. There is no blanket answer to whether moderation or extemism is better. It really depends on the situation and circumstance. There is a time and a place for both in an ideal world.

Argument for Moderation:
Supposedly, you don’t want to be too brave
because that would lead to you getting into dangerous situations where you
could get yourself hurt.  A little fear can be a good thing since it
can help you avoid hurting yourself.  On the other hand, you don’t
want to go too far in the other direction.  A complete lack of bravery
would lead to cowardice and running away when it would be a good idea not
to, even from  things that couldn’t possibly hurt you.  Thus, moderation
is supposedly a good idea.

Argument for Extremism:
Not everything should be in moderation.  We should not have rape in
moderation.  We should not have genocide in moderation.  We should
not have slavery or concentration camps or war crimes or sexism or racism
in moderation.  These things should be completely abolished; to have
them in moderation – as the "middle of the road" position would have it
– is unethical.

Source: http://question-everything.mahost.org/Philosophy/Moderate.html

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