Time to think…about your habits

“So in the majority of other things, we address circumstances not in accordance with the right assumptions, but mostly by following wretched habit. Since all that I’ve said is the case, the person in training must seek to rise above, so as to stop seeking out pleasure and steering away from pain; to stop clinging to living and abhorring death; and in the case of property and money, to stop valuing receiving over giving.”
Musonius Rufus, Lectures.

 

What is the reason for you doing things the same way every time? What pleasure do you gain? What pain are you trying to avoid? If you want to break the cycle of unhelpful habits, stop to think about the reasons why you are doing it. What purpose does it serve?