Inverting Chains of Habit

There’s a quip that Warren Buffett likes to throw around frequently which goes along the lines of:

The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.

What’s the first impression you got after reading that? That’s right: a negative impression. You most likely thought of the negative consequences of habit. Things like¬†hookers, blow, needles, hooch, etc.

While it’s advisable to avoid these things in life,¬†there is a whole other side of the equation of that nugget of wisdom that takes a little more effort to ferret out.

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