Moderation is better than muscle

Bruce Carson, in his book titled ‘There’s More To Health Than Not Being Sick’, says that when it becomes necessary for people to give serious attention to their health, eight out of ten people prefer to choose surgery rather than self control and a change in lifestyle. Similarly, Scott Peck, in his best-seller, ‘The Road Less Traveled’ describes a bicycle accident that taught him a fundamental lesson about life. He says:‘I had been unwilling to suffer the pain of giving up my ecstatic speed in the interest of maintaining my balance around the corner. I learned, however, that the loss of balance is ultimately more painful than the giving up required to maintain balance.’

It is a lesson we all have to continually relearn. As the Bible says: ‘Moderation is better than muscle, self-control is better than power.’

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