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We are our habits

   We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, 
   but a habit. 

   To paraphrase then: we are our habits (our habits define us) 
   and excellence of character is a matter of habits (it is having 
   good habits and not having bad ones).  Isn't this true?  What 
   are the good habits that make for good character?  (How about 
   honesty, justness, perseverance, diligence to name a few).  
   What are the bad habits that make for bad character? (How about 
   the opposites of the above --- dishonesty, unjustness, lack of 
   perseverance, laziness, etc). 

   Isn't our attitude and approach to life, our basic mind-set, 
   just a matter of habit?  Whether we are cautious or rash, 
   rational or emotional, careful or careless --- isn't it all 
   just a matter of habit? 

   June 1993

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