Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Troubling Thing Is That The Phrase...

[Posted by reader_iam]

... "Cuts both ways" leaps to mind--well, at least to mine--when reading this excellent post about learning and habit(s). That makes the propositions therein harder rather than easier, doesn't it, especially with regard to adults?

I'm good at bad habits, and bad at breaking habits--and my good habits seem to be more happenstance than habituation. Ain't that a sobering thing to be thinking about, at my age, at the start of new year? Rather better than the alternative (which is never stopping to think about it), I suppose--but not by much.

Chocolate cake, literally, poses no problem for me. But metaphorically? Yeah, that Ms. Graybiel sure offers food for thought.

How 'bout you?