Friday, November 11, 2016

Eschewing the Extremes

I'm a pretty laid back person for the most part.  And I think that has a lot to do with my preferences.  You see, I like everything pretty much middle of the spectrum.

I don't like spicy food for instance.  Or heavily seasoned.  Everything is created with a light hand.  For instance, my chili is savory and flavorful, but I don't use more than a dash of this or a pinch of that.  A whisper of chili powder, maybe.  Salt, pepper, dill, tarragon - everything in any dish is very light.

I don't enjoy either hot or cold weather.  Ideally, if the outside was between 60f and 80F, I'd find it heavenly.

I don't appreciate loud music but too quiet puts me to sleep. 

I don't drive fast or slow.

I don't do confrontation, but I also can't stay silent when things need saying.

I have no interest in seeking thrills, but I also can't stand being bored. 

About the only extremes I can think of that are part of my makeup are: I used to drink to excess and now I don't drink at all.  But I think with alcohol, when you reach one extreme, then embracing the other is probably the best idea.

Middle of the road.  And it works for me. 

How about you?

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