The Middle Road

The Middle Road

Harold Meier

April 13, 2018

Sometimes I get calls from student drivers who tell me they failed their driving test because they were driving too fast then they did a second test and failed because they were driving too slow. This double hit indicates that they really don't know when to go fast and when to go slow. Moderating your driving demonstrates the kind of good judgement you need to pass your road test. Its not possible to get your driving license if you drive too fast or drive too slow, turn too wide or turn to sharp. Like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, you want everything just right. So all you really need to do is think of your driving as a perfect bowel of porridge.

The greek legend of Icarus present the same theme. Daedalus, Icarus' father gave the instructions that if you fly to close to the sun then the wax on your wings will melt and you will fall into the sea. If you fly too low then the feathers of your wings will absorb the water from the ocean. They will become too heavy and you will fall into the ocean. Having been kept a prisoner for so long Icarus never saw the sun. When he did see it, he thought it most beautiful and flew closer and closer to it until the wax holding the feathers on his wings melted and he fell into the sea.

ood moderation is a matter of practice. We need to avoid excesses to remain steady and successful.