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Daemon
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Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
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"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord." (PSALM 27:14)


Alexander Lo
Posted: Saturday, July 5, 2014 1:41:55 AM

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What was her trying to say?
Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)


Habit is free your mind for action and if you refuse to use it then who's to blame for being dead?
MechPebbles
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I think she is saying that while habits are necessary in life, all-consuming habits or obsessions must be resisted at all costs.
Pieter_Hove
Posted: Saturday, July 5, 2014 8:07:07 AM

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It's always difficult to say and understand two things at the same time. But I think Edith Wharton has a point. So, before habits become superstition: change your ways from time to time!
io4yiu
Posted: Saturday, July 5, 2014 11:45:12 AM

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I personally think Wharton is suggesting that
living is also struggling, so keep up with the doing (or making,
or striving, whatever the word you prefer).

It's definitely a piece of the picture.
monamagda
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The quote in context :
From "A BACKWARD GLANCE" - First word :
By Edith Wharton


"Years ago I said to myself: “There’s no such thing as old age; there is only sorrow.”
I have learned with the passing of time that this, though true, is not the whole truth. The other producer of old age is habit: the deathly process of doing the same thing in the same way at the same hour day after day, first from carelessness, then from inclination, at last from cowardice or inertia. Luckily the inconsequent life is not the only alternative; for caprice is as ruinous as routine. Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive."


Read more : http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/w/wharton/edith/backward_glance/complete.html
Pieter_Hove
Posted: Saturday, July 5, 2014 2:46:01 PM

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Daemon wrote:
Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)


The Belgian Red Devils certainly were on the right trail and not into a rut. That was a breath-taking world-cup for them and for us, Belgians! You are right, Vincent: we will come back for more!
walirlan
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Useful habit is a useful thing!

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