We are creatures of habit. A habit is defined as “a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.” Fair enough.
So, it would seem then, that habits are learned – perhaps through an ongoing a sequence of behaviors – behaviors ultimately tweaked and tailored as the acts of humanness are refined. Works of art or depravity – to each their own.
I am not clear on an obvious point – if we can actually “unlearn” something, Setting a TBI aside, what is that all about – the learning process? Maybe it all comes down to replacing an old habit with a new habit – is that learning and forgetting? Not sure if that result is a step forward or a step back. Or, maybe, the result is destined to not move anywhere – a zero sum game in the end. That’s depressing…
I think I need a candy bar. I have one right here. Time to execute.