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Daemon
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One gets a bad habit of being unhappy.

George Eliot (1819-1880)
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One gets a bad habit of being unhappy.

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Daemon wrote:
One gets a bad habit of being unhappy.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


Yeah. Try on the habit of being happy, if unhappiness is unsatisfying for some reason...
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Context from: The Mill on the Floss

Chapter 2

First Impressions


Maggie gave a little sigh.

"Now, don't put on that sad look again," said Lucy, pinning the large brooch below Maggie's fine throat. "You're forgetting that you've left that dreary schoolroom behind you, and have no little girls' clothes to mend."

"Yes," said Maggie. "It is with me as I used to think it would be with the poor uneasy white bear I saw at the show. I thought he must have got so stupid with the habit of turning backward and forward in that narrow space that he would keep doing it if they set him free. One gets a bad habit of being unhappy."

"But I shall put you under a discipline of pleasure that will make you lose that bad habit," said Lucy, sticking the black butterfly absently in her own collar, while her eyes met Maggie's affectionately.

"You dear, tiny thing," said Maggie, in one of her bursts of loving admiration, "you enjoy other people's happiness so much, I believe you would do without any of your own. I wish I were like you."

"I've never been tried in that way," said Lucy. "I've always been so happy. I don't know whether I could bear much trouble; I never had any but poor mamma's death. You _have_ been tried, Maggie; and I'm sure you feel for other people quite as much as I do."

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Emel Rapchan
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Interesting affirmation is this one about being unhappy is a kind of a bad habit.
A bad habit of being unhappy is a rather good form to frame this thing that I considered as not only a bad habit but also a sick way to perceive the life itself. My opinion!
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