Reflecting on the first part of the documentary The Buddha, and your reading, why is the principle of the Middle Way so important?

Reflecting on the first part of the documentary The Buddha, and your reading, why is the principle of the Middle Way so important?

Please write an essay (500-700 words) addressing this question, make sure to use all the sources provided below.
Make sure to include these points in the essay:
– Similarities, differences and why the comparison or contrast is useful
– Be analytical describe something, present arguments for or against, advantages/disadvantages
– Define the key terms youre using so that it shows you understand them fully
– Summarize clearly and concisely presenting the main ideas youre discussing
– Explain why or how and justify your position

Sources:
The Buddha Documentary – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYYV3JeaDew