LifeSong wrote:I used to have this habit.. and for me, it was just that.. a habit.
The way I see it, habits are like addictions. Ask any Moral Model proponent and they'll tell you addiction is a consequence of personal choice.
For me, it wasn't inconsiderateness.. at least not in the sense that I thought my time was more valuable than anyone else's time.
Perhaps not on the surface. But you were habitually tardy because you chose not to stop what you were doing.
I was actually going to respond to this sooner, but I decided to play 3 more games of Ms. Pac-Man instead. What do my actions say? Do I see my time as more important than yours? Or do I see myself as more important than you? It still boils down to being inconsiderate regardless of how you slice it. Well, provided you were actually waiting for a reply anyways...
Well, I was going to argue the 'addiction is personal choice' theory but won't. Because, in the context here, I agree with you. When all is said and done, most everytning can be boiled down to personal choice. I needed to make different choices, and so I did. My being late was all about me, and didn't take others into consideration enough. Yes, I agree.
But to act on my new choice to not be late anymore, I needed to undo the habits I'd built up. Because without realizing it, I had built up habits, or perhaps addictions as you call it. Either way, the personal choice to stop being late, and then the undoing of the habit so as to execute that choice and put it into action - both were necessary for change.
Thanks for clarifying.