My definition of moderation is that it is a lifestyle almost on the level of an -ism and must be acted upon in all aspects of said lifestyle. A person cannot practice a “half-” or “part-moderation.”
It is taking or having nothing in excess, a discipline of the body as well as the thoughts. It is the opposite of obsessiveness, hedonism, and wantonness. It includes knowledge and awareness of the self. It is a desire and love for life without letting that same life spiral out of control.
*All references to moderation will use this definition unless specified otherwise.