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Habituation: A Double-Edged Sword

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Habituation is a powerful survival mechanism that allows us to adapt to difficult environments. But there is a dark side: the very act of becoming habituated implies that whatever one is exposed to on a regular basis becomes normal, and some things we don’t want to normalize.

Bad behavior, for example. Lying. Cruelty. Xenophobia, racism, hatred, scapegoating. Wars, murder, death.

Just sayin’. Sometimes it’s hard to see the person you’ve become until it’s too late.