There are certain words in the world that make me cringe whenever I hear them uttered. One such word is the herald of all things we know we should do but justify doing, all because of this word;
Everything in moderation, including moderation.
This word has been bandied around and to me has lost it’s meaning. People have begun to rely on it as a crutch, where it was once a great way of people feeling a slight relief from pressure it has now become the norm for something more problematic;
The word moderation by definition means the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one’s behaviour or political opinions, but people have become so used to using it as an excuse that moderation is no longer moderation, it’s habit.
Having a little of what you want is essential to a good life, but having it everyday without fail is a habit.
Heed my words, I am not trying to stop people having what they enjoy but I am trying to bring some awareness to light because what was once a great tool have now become a crutch.