Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.


Most of us have a few bad habits that don’t really nurture and support us. They may even have evolved from a habit to an addiction, as my daily cup of coffee did before I even realized it. Experts say that to break a habit, you need to replace it with a different habit, or you might go right back to the old habit. Ideally you want to replace a bad habit with a good habit—“good” meaning that it gives you energy rather than depletes it. Developing ...

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