Holding moderate view is nowadays considered to be a mark of an educated,civilized man. In the age of libertanism, a moderate is most civilized. For, to hold too strong an opinion on any subject, is considered to be foolish.
It is a mindset which comes after making mistakes. After having held strong opinions on certain subjects and then finding out your mistakes and then having had the courage to accept it and modify your thoughts. It comes when you see that, the truth mostly lies in between. And it is a mindset which is very hard to fault. Even I have a very similar mindset.
But sometimes I do find that there can be something wrong even here. I know this risks sounding going round in circles. But the principle fault still remains which must be remembered.
Firstly, this mindset breeds caution which is good but it also hampers risk taking, thinking of brave new ideas, of taking leaps of faith which sometimes have created or discovered new thoughts.
Another danger, is the condescending attitude that it breeds towards those holding extreme views and not following the middle path. I believe that was a strong fault in Indian thinking for a long time. The view from either extreme is always taken with an intellectually superior attitude. Many time the extremists are just reacting to some faults in the majority opinion but that might be difficult to discern in the rhetoric of extremism. I believe the same has happened in case of the reaction of the mainstream media towards Arundhati Roy. Her message has been missed in the circus. And she holds part of the blame too! Moderatism here again ;-)
Here is what the lady says about her future plans.