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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Beyond Sameness


A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it
a superficial appearance of being right.
- Thomas Paine,
[Likewise, A long habit of not thinking a thing right gives it
a superficial appearance of being wrong.]

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
- Henri de Lubac

What is it about sameness that so draws me,
and how could I begin to have
that same kind of attraction to change?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

"Never quit" is one of those very common expressions that contains only one aspect of an important larger truth. Persistence is a virtue only when the goal is both desirable and attainable. There is no dishonor in redirecting your energies to more worthy or achievable goals.

Sadly, there is comfort in what we find familiar,
even when it causes us pain and suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Don't Be Too Sure

What You've Always Done

The Good Old Ways

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