I’ve read in Charles R. Swindoll’s Wisdom for the Way about a theology reminding us to just “act medium”. It’s not bad to side-step for a while or back down when you think the water is too deep to take the plunge. There are times that you have to give way to others so that you could hear and understand each other better. Just as we are listening to our iPods or mp3 players, if we turn the volume up so loud, we won’t be able to hear the outside world. If ever someone is trying to warn us, the loud sounds would hinder us from hearing. But if we turn the volume down on just the right level, we would be able to know that people are calling us. We are not perfect, yet we have a lot of righteous stands in this life; it is easier to point out the mistakes of others but we should also look into our own reflection and think about our actions. Then we should take note of other’s situation that might have brought about their actions, “Let each of you regard one another as more important than himself.” (Phil. 2:3)
“Just act medium. Believable. Honest, human, thoughtful, and down-to-earth.” And this really proved to be a helpful way to be at peace with the world regardless of how tumultuous the events and experiences this life may bring.
Everything should be taken in moderation; everything in excess is not good. My dad would repeatedly remind us about this. You might heard that a certain type of food is good for your health, but make it a point to remind yourself that too much of that might have the opposite effect. So it is important to keep the balance.