The fact of the matter is that virtues such as integrity, love, humility, diligence, temperance, and courage are good things. To disregard the values of these virtues is never helpful leading to things such as corruption, foolishness, selfishness, excessive pride, slothfulness, licentiousness, made by and cowardice. . But to pursue any of these virtues as an ends to themselves is never a good thing either. Too much integrity becomes legalism. Too much love becomes enablement. Too much humility becomes degradation. Too much diligence becomes workaholism. Too much temperance becomes strictness. Too much courage becomes foolhardiness.
I think we need to take the middle path in life.. It may not be the post exciting path. It is not the path of the dare devils or the Tide Pod eaters. It means learning to being able to draw the line and knowing when we have had enough but not overdoing. But the middle path in life seems like the best one to follow. Blessings