I've noticed a recurring theme in several of my recent posts:
Rejecting one side of a spectrum of possibilities doesn't justify accepting the other extreme.
Just because statistics can be deceptive doesn't mean they are worthless. Just because too much planning can be bad doesn't mean you should use none. Just because victim mentality exists doesn't mean people shouldn't have safeguards.
The Apollonian "golden mean", in Greek, was expressed "meden agan": "nothing too much". It applies in so many cases and situations. Another one I run into a lot: if everyone is extra special, then no one is; what is grand takes its grandeur from comparison to what isn't. So many people can't differentiate between raising the baseline and raising some point on the curve -- for instance, the difference between making everyone's standard of living a little better, and making your standard of living better.
I wish I could find a really complete but concise way to express how all these are the same thing, the same element missing from the thinking of so many people.