28/07/2017 Making a habit. Breaking a habit.

When it comes to building a successful career, habits seem to play an important role. Successful philosophers are said to have an astounding habit. A philosopher is said to have been a habit of writing every morning an essay of at least four thousand letters in Japanese. Or another makes it a rule to read an article a day, make a summery of it and post it online. On top of that, it is said that he can do it in less than thirty minutes. You can safely say that great men establish great habits. Now thinking of how I am living my life, there seems to be no habit, much less a good one. I spend time according to the daily schedule, doing what I have to do when I have to do it. Or it can be said this is a bad habit, for I don't have any control over my life.

Things have been going bad for me lately. I don't know how to do philosophy. Nor do I know what a good English lesson is like. However, I have to do philosophy, and I have to do the teaching. It is depressing to do what you have to do even when you are not sure whether you can do it or how best to do it. I want to take my time and think about it, but the circumstance doesn't allow me to do it. This is what I mean when I said I don't have any control over my life. How can I ever break this bad habit? There is no time for pondering over it.