You often hear it said, “Too much of a good think is bad for you” and it seems throughout our whole life we are constantly having to make personal decisions which, for a number of reasons, tend to moderate our actions.
The sweet tooth can’t over-indulge without experiencing a weight gain and maybe even a dental problem. The alcohol, food and coffee addicts create problems for themselves through over-indulgence. Too much sun can be cancer causing and all work and no play is said to make you a dull person.
We need to ensure we start making decisions that balance our living patterns from a very young age. It’s in our childhood where we should learn, and practice self-discipline and self-respect which, although restrictive to some degree, won’t prohibit us from enjoying ourselves.
Later on, when facing some of the important decisions in our life, the self-control and respect for ourselves and others that has become an integral part of our living pattern, will enable us to face our responsibilities with maturity and wisdom.
Our capacity to successfully moderate our desires and actions as an adult, is greatly enhanced by our ability to practice self-control.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.