While at dinner in Notting Hill a few days ago, my friend laughingly said:
“Everything in moderation, including moderation itself.”
Is it a fallacy to say that the great ideas and companies of the world were started by people who were averse to the idea of moderation? From Nikola Tesla who “could recite scores of books, complete from memory,” to Elon Musk working 120 hours a week at times, and to Jobs sending Larry Ellison 73 variations of a soon-to-be released Toy Story movie.
It seems like moderation is an idea that’s espoused by the plutocratic/technocratic elites, yet never quite adhered to.