One can make you a dogmatic partisan and the other a trifling loaf. Arm yourself with the sword of reason and the shield of skepticism.
Hip cynical post modernism can dry up any serious aesthetic or action while the dogmatist and absolutist operates in action that can curb and limit inquiry and liberty. Aristotle’s virtue of moderation is key in that the forces of irony and contemplation can work together as a dynamic stream instead of separate bodies of water that remain stagnant.
Must be dispelled, not by the
Not by those shining arrows of the light,
But by insight
into nature, and a scheme
Of systematic contemplation."
(De Rerum Natura book I lines 146-148)