Part 8 of 10 in the series Virtues

Moderation does not mean ‘bridled’ or ‘constrained’, it is the freedom to understand boundaries, to acknowledge the effect personal interaction has on others, and to act accordingly.

Strengths that are included in this virtue are those that protect against excess or ‘power-over’:

  • Forgiveness and mercy
  • Humility and modesty
  • Prudence
  • Self-Regulation and Self-control

To Simplify: Being forgiving, merciful, humble, prudent, and under control of your behaviors and instincts will prevent you from being arrogant, selfish, or any other trait or habit that is excessive or unwise.

Moderation or Temperance respects ones own self, it is the character virtue that best shows self-love, and the ability to accept love.

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