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admonitions ‘living on’.
Propriety adhered to
daily by the sycophant.
Busy-ness that masks
the dilemmas of choice.
What we are actually
struggling with when fear binds us to inertia.
The cornerstone of
self-deception’s comforting “you have arrived.”
That which keeps us
from seeing clearly where we have been and where we are going.
A grave impediment to
initiative and innovation which may determine an unfruitful,
A fortress against
risk, a disdainer of impulse, an inhibitor of innovation, an
impediment to discovery, an excuse for laziness and complacency.
- Perhaps change is too
threatening or confusing so we cling to repetition.
- Perhaps the world is a
feast when you are willing to ‘taste’ the possibilities.
- Perhaps the courage to
question your viewpoints comes from the security of your
- Perhaps the girth of
bloated satiation indicates how enduring the ‘marriage’ to
excess has been.
- Perhaps the greatest
hope for the human race is the sincere and constant
questioning of ‘old ways’.
- Perhaps your drive for
security can lead to complacency; perhaps this handicap will
most certainly undermine your potential.
- Perhaps you bask
blithely in the image you portray to the ‘world’; perhaps
your appearance of respectability belies a cold, rigid
- Perhaps all creatures
opt for familiar, safe choices; perhaps restlessness,
imagination and determination are unique, human traits that
- Perhaps ‘risk taking’
is a multi-faceted, multi-layered experience for everyone;
perhaps daily ‘skirmishes’ involving egos and ‘situations’
are best resolved with flexibility, courage and commitment.
- Perhaps ‘character
growth’ is difficult when you are reluctant to consider what
should and can be changed; perhaps aging strengthens the
stranglehold of ‘sameness’; perhaps, however, it is always
possible to cast off your ‘shackles of habit’.
ESSAY ON HABIT by EDWIN
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