How to develop good habits
It has been said, "Good habits are the moral capital that man deposits in his nervous system, a capital that is constantly increasing in value, and whose interest is enjoyed throughout his life." For this reason, many educators have made habit formation for children and young people the first priority in education, and many experienced teachers have made habit formation a priority, grasping it until it is developed, because they experience that habit formation can work once and for all.
So how do you develop good habits?
The first step is to break the mystery of habit formation. In the eyes of some people, good habits will not be formed without perseverance and hard work. They are afraid of suffering and being frustrated and cannot persevere and therefore do not develop good habits. Over time, the illusion arises that only successful people have good habits, and that ordinary people do not deserve to talk about good habits. Recently, I read an article written by a Korean, to the effect that success is not that difficult. The article said that when successful people introduce their experiences to teenagers who aspire to success, they often emphasise how tortuous and difficult their path to success is, making it daunting for teenagers. In fact, in real life, everyone feels successful every day, such as getting a maths problem right or coming up with a great idea. If you bring these feelings of success together, everyone can succeed, and success is not as hard as one might think. It was this thesis that inspired Koreans to pursue success, which led to Korea's economic take-off in the 1960s and 1970s. I think habit formation and the pursuit of success have the same rationale. With conscious exercise, we will all develop good habits.
Secondly, habits are formed by repetition. Wei Shusheng, the famous educational reformer, said that repeating the same thing 72 times can form a stereotype. One teacher was influenced by Wei Shusheng's style of writing and began to write a self-imposed diary every day, and in less than a month's time, he felt that writing became a spiritual need like eating and dressing. Occasionally, when he did not write in his diary because he was away, he felt empty in his heart and took time to make up for it and pay off yesterday's debts. The more you do it, the more you want to do it, and the more you can't stop. Some people insist on keeping a diary for the rest of their lives because it is a habit.
Thirdly, the earlier good habits are formed, the better. It is because habits have a huge inertia that the earlier good habits are formed, the better. Some bad habits are harmless and can be developed with a little care. Some bad habits are fatal and may affect the future of some people or even their happiness for life. For example, some people have a habit of discussing the rights and wrongs of others, and are often approached by people, causing distraction and family discord. Once a bad habit is formed, it becomes extremely difficult to correct it, and it will manifest itself unnoticed, giving you a headache and making people sick. For example, some gay people have a strong country accent and, despite learning to speak Mandarin, sometimes it can slip out if they are not careful. This is why it is important to plan for the development of good habits at a young age. (Sweetness from this
What are the acts of abstaining from killing and releasing
1. Do not kill a living being with your own hands.
2. Do not abet others to kill.
3. Do not help others to kill.
4. Abstain from eating meat.
5. Do not engage in trades related to killing.
6、Whenever there is worship, regardless of what is being worshipped, use vegetarian dishes, flowers and fruit, not animal gifts.
7. If you see someone killing a human being, you should discourage them or buy the animal to be slaughtered with money and release it. If this does not work, or if the person does not sell the animal, then you should have compassion for the slaughtered animal, and even better if you can recite the Buddha's name or mantra for it.
8. Do not abuse the animal.
9、Other actions that are contrary to killing.
10. Abstain from killing and releasing animals yourself, and advise others to do the same.
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