Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Vice of Habit

"Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits." Mark Twain
Virtue in the broadest sense has to do with breaking habits. Your own, not your neighbors'.

Culture opposes virtue, because it contrives and offers habits.

Salvation from vice consists of de-enculturation.

Call it character development, psychological maturation, or spiritual growth, the proper outcome of introspection is the breaking of habits.

Tools that automate habit-breaking serve, at least potentially, virtue. Enough said.