Neither the over-cautious nor the under-cautious attitude will suit this quest: a delicate balance moving between the two extremes, adjusted by timeliness and circumstances, will help more and risk less. This means that he will not be afraid of using his own initiative yet will be careful enough not to meddle in activities unsuited to him. Decisions have to be made, actions have to be done, and these depend in part on his own characteristics, in part on the outer scene. But personal reactions to life out in the world are intertwined with the quest, even coloured by it. So the Middle Way will show its presence and results in both areas.
-- Notebooks Category 13: Human Experience > Chapter 2: Living in The World > # 398