Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The middle way

One of the best things I’ve ever heard is that life is a balance between too much and too little. The dose makes the poison. Anything can be beneficial or detrimental to us — it just depends on the amount. Too much or too little light, heat, nutrients, human contact, work, money, exercise, etc. Everything can be a cause of distress if we get too much or too little of it. For everything, we need to exist in a medium zone between the two extremes.

That can lead to some crazy justifications, of course. Some things are terrible for you in any amount, and some things you will never have to worry about getting too much of. Don’t be crazy. Be honest in your judgement. If you have trouble with that, find others who are trustworthy to help you with your judgement.

Struggle and effort makes us grow. If everything were fine and comfortable, we would never grow. There needs to be some resistance, in order to encourage growth. But if there’s too much hardship, too much difficulty, the system can be overwhelmed. Defeat is a possibility. Use judgement. Know what is too much and too little.

I wonder if they would ever do a story where they reveal that in every regeneration, the Doctor takes the appearance and brain structure of someone, an actual person, living or possibly dead, adopting that person’s appearance and brain patterns. That would explain the differences in personalities, temperaments, and even accents. I‘m probably not the first one to think of this.


Dave Roel.
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

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