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February 26th, 2012

Lent and self-deception @ 01:01 pm

Current Location: same old place
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Current Music: none at present

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Date:February 26th, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
I think what one gives up or takes up is dependent on one's own abilities and capabilities.

If you can't exercise your body, exercising your mind by writing is the next best thing. We can get too hung up on giving something up, but I think it's as much about changing behaviour as anything else. I gave up sugar in my coffee for Lent in 1982. I don't think that really benefited anyone (with the possible exception of a tiny reduction in my parent's food bill), But I've never taken sugar in coffee since. Which is ultimately only of benefit to me, mostly because I use so little sugar in anything other than jam and the occasional thing I bake. But I still eat sweets and all the other things that have sugar in.

So if writing is benefiting you and making you happier in yourself, it will have a knock on effect to the rest of the family in a way that you may not be able to do physically. And the discipline of not going online until you've done your writing is changing your behaviour. I don't see there's a problem with that.

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