Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Reading Response

In "Our Moral Footprint" by Vaclav Havel, he addresses the question of Global Warming cause but tells us that it doesn't actually matter if the human pollution is the leading cause of our worlds warming, that it is a question of moral to take care of where we live. Havel uses a kind of accusing question to make the reader think about what is right:
 "We can't endlessly fool ourselves that nothing is wrong and that we can go on cheerfully pursuing our wasteful lives, ignoring the climate effects and postponing a solution. Maybe there will be no major catastrophe in the coming years or decades. Who knows? But that doesn't relieve us of responsibility toward future generations."

I think habits and behavior are so hard to change because they are repeated so often. After you do something so many times you don't know what else to do so you just keep doing it. Just like brushing your teeth or going to school, you are brought up for repetition so its what your mind and body are use to. Watching T.V. is a really easy habit i think because almost everything on it is series, episodes that go on for ever. You are left curious as to what will happen next so you watch it again the next time its on. I some habits come from getting out of what you don't want to do as well. This photograph I picked out is an example of a small habit that I think people do because of being nervous, like bouncing your leg for a test. I also thought about what Gawande said in On Washing Hands about under your nails being one of the top germ collectors, biting your nails is probably an extremely unhealthy habit. Just something I never really thought about before.

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