Moderation is also a principle of life. In ancient Greece, the temple of Apollo at Delphi bore the inscription Meden Agan - 'Nothing in excess'. Doing something "in moderation" means not doing it excessively. For instance, someone who moderates their food consumption tries to eat all food groups, but limits their intake of those that may cause deleterious effects to harmless levels. Similarly in Christianity, moderationism is the position that drinking alcoholic beverages temperately is permissible, though drunkenness is forbidden (see Christianity and alcohol). Moderation is a characteristic of the Swedish national psyche, more specifically described by the Swedish synonym lagom.
Moderation comes from moderatio [lat.]. Moderation is used in many countries (e.g. Germany) instead of facilitation. It means to lead groups. Facilitation of Change-Projects, Facilitation of Teambuilding Processes and Facilitation for Conflict Management. .