follow the golden mean

follow the golden mean

To follow or adopt the general rule of moderation, avoiding both extreme excess and extreme deficiency in any given aspect of life. Some people will argue ardently against ever consuming alcohol, but to me, as long as you follow the golden mean, you'll be just fine.
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Rather, she cajoles her readers into examining the absurdity of extreme behavior and intimates, if anything, that they should follow the Golden Mean.