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Moderate men

Moderate men don’t try to control what happens. Why? They don’t mind what happens. They’re imbued with a beneficial indifference to life on the outside. They welcome what comes. They release what goes. They accept what is. “The poor you will always have with you,” Jesus said, “but you will not always have me.”

Heaven’s hammock

Moderation is only possible when I am fundamentally indifferent to my appetites and activities. I can employ self-discipline to fight with myself but where lies the merit and meaning in that unhappy business?

The law of opposites

Every condition carries within it the seed of its opposite. In success, failure. In happiness, sadness. In gain, loss. In health, sickness. In birth, death.

Life is bipolar.

Donald Babcock: See how ducks cuddle in the swells.