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Living in society


In folk cultures, it is believed that balance must be achieved for individuals, societies and the natural environment to flourish. Moderation in all things – ethical, religious, ecological, medical – is important in private and public life. The "middle way" is therefore an ambiguous idea. It guarantees social order but also functions as a system of checks and balances against misuse of power.

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