Habit is Stronger than Reason Essay

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“Habit is stronger than reason”

I believe that habit is, indeed stronger than reason. However, to completely prove this statement we should first understand what exactly constitutes a habit. Habits can be anything from day to day routine like brushing our teeth or combing our hair to the very knowledge we are taught. It is a tendency to do something routinely or on a regular basis or an automatic reaction to certain situations (I want to rethink my definition). Habits are often hard to give up and habitual urges can often be stronger than reason. For example, our sleep patterns are part of our habits. If I were to go to sleep at 3:00am every night, but one day choose to go to bed at an earlier time (say 9:30pm), it would be difficult to
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Unfortunately things like addictive substances and our biological patterns can often play a big role in many of our habits. Nicotine and other addictive substances strengthen our habits into addictions and make them harder to break and more unlikely that our reason will overrule them. Addictions fit under the vast umbrella of habit; the tendency to do something on a regular basis. Addictions fall under the umbrella of habit and take many habit-like qualities to extremes.
Often habits become so routine that, not only are they stronger than reason, but reason is no longer relevant in any way. Habit becomes something that is done because it is how it has been done for ages. That being said, habits don’t have to be personal or specific to an individual. They can be a notion or piece of knowledge habitually passed down through generations. For example, I know that the Egyptians buried dead pharaohs inside of pyramids many years ago. I haven’t witnessed or experienced a pharaoh being buried but I was taught by my history teacher, who was taught by his history teacher and so on. This fact has been habitually taught through generations and again, logic is not completely involved in this knowledge; we are just remembering what we are told.
Sometimes habits are created for a logical reason and are repeated as a sort of

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