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Habit

These words from psychologist William James (brother of The Turn of the Screw author, Henry James) got me thinking about the importance  of embodying good habits and avoiding bad ones when learning instruments:

”Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state.”

This quote came from an article on one of my favourite websites, Brainpickings. You can read the full article here: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/09/25/william-james-on-habit/