Walter Pater Says…

A lens facing a city-scape offering a wide perspective.

In a sense it might even be said that our failure is to form habits; for, after all, habit is relative to a stereotyped world. 

Sonia Lipov

My purpose for the blog is to create awareness, in all its forms. I approach all topics with humor but don't let it detract from the essence. I hope that you read or watch each post and take a moment to ponder its meaning. And if you want to engage in conversation, I am SO there.

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4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Even if broken, do you think our habits are something that stay in the back of our minds and can easily resurface? If so, do you think our brains are either trying to challenge us/make us fail, or are those of us who continually break habit just balanced differently?

    • Sonia Lipov says:

      I think intuitively, yes, as a species we have untapped potential and know exactly which habits to adopt and which to discount. It’s when we get distracted by comfort zones and the minutia of conformity and “stereotypes” of what we should be doing and what we’re limited to do…that’s when we set ourselves up for failure.

      As for our brains, they are quite devious indeed. But very malleable. We’re stuck with somewhat primitive brains that prefer to stick to activities that release dopamine which makes us feel good and reinforces the habit. So in a way, yes they certainly challenge us to master the physiology of it. But again, the brains a muscle. Read my Psychobabble post for more on that. 😉

  2. Sonia Lipov says:

    Nice euphemizing there. You just can’t get over the fact that I drink clay, can you.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ahh, this explains why you’re habit are so, uhm, interesting?

Wuddya think?