Moderation in a World of Polarization

A commentary on society’s urge to go all in, when people should likely fall somewhere in the middle

Recently, especially when it comes to social media, society seems to have adapted the idea that you’re either in support of something or completely against it. That kind of thinking often leads to a mob mentality and individuals who feel their own thoughts diminishing out of a need to belong. Democrat or Republican are grand examples. While even the derision of Far left versus moderate Democrat can be pigeonholing. Well, I’m here to tell you that it is absolutely ok to think or feel however you do. In fact, I find it important to nail down exactly how you feel, even if you have doubts on a particular subject.  You can still support a group, topic, or ideal while having doubts about them. But it isn’t healthy to deny those doubts simply because they aren’t popular.

Everything in life needs a little moderation. It is in the center ground of any given topic that we begin to understand the differences of the other side, and sometimes, it is here where we find the bridge that helps us achieve our ultimate goals. Extremes are often pressed as they are the easiest and fastest way to get to the point, but they don’t always come with the best solutions, especially if another equal but opposite party or morality is in play.

moderation-in-a-world-of-polarization-main-image-reflection-of-man-in-globe-in-nature

More importantly, you shouldn’t allow yourself to be scared of saying, “I fall somewhere in the middle.” The more voices that begin to support non extremist values, the less the pendulum will sway through societal trends. It’s the “us versus them” attitude that causes emotions to rise so high, when shades of grey would make for a much more intricate and understanding conversation.

Moderation has an easier impact to quantify on your body, but it is no less important to have in your daily life. See if you can begin implementing it into your thoughts as you go through life. I think you’ll feel more like you and less like a voice lost in a crowd.

Damian C. King or "Vicious Avarice" graduated with a BFA from VCU in 2010 and went on to become a prolific filmmaker in Hollywood over the past decade. Though he continues to produce features under his company Fantasy Forge Films, recently, he has reignited his passion for writing, focusing on poetry and fantasy novels. In January 2022, he published the children’s book “The Christmas Monster” which can be pre-ordered here (https://pegasuspublishers.com/books/coming-soon/the-christmas-monster). He looks forward to contributing to Malorie’s Adventures and asks all to keep an eye out for his future books which always carry with them a fantastical whimsy born of the imagination.

Other Adventures You May Like

keeping-up-with-your-meditation-practice-during-travel-main-free-will-consciousness

Nourishing Wholeness: The Healing Gifts of Holistic Mental Health Retreats

Amidst a complex world facing compounded climate, political and viral turbulence – mental health matters paramount even best-intended individuals experience times when persistently accumulated daily stresses overrun well-being tanks testing resilience dangerously depleted already. But rejuvenating sanctuaries exist giving essential holistic healing nourishment realigning inner equilibrium once lost. Welcome holistic mental health retreats delivering needed…
Read More
greatest-unsolved-mysteries-nazca-lines-main

The Strangest Mythical and Spiritual Destinations that You Should Visit Around the World

It’s no secret that we absolutely adore talking about weird places. But what about those that aren’t exactly weird, but spiritually charged? You just feel an energy shift the moment you arrive in those destinations and everything around you seems a bit too good to be true. That’s exactly what we’re going to talk about…
Read More
power-of-zodiac-birth-crystals-main

How To Use Astrology To Bring Luck into Your Life

Wondering how you can bring more luck into your life? It can be incredibly frustrating if you are someone who never seems lucky, especially when you have other people in your life who always seem to have good fortune. Many people believe that astrology can play a huge role in luck, so this is certainly…
Read More