One man’s vice is another’s addiction

 

“Virtues aren’t the only things that are habit-forming: the more someone behaves in a way that is damaging to self or to others, the more “natural” it will both seem and actually be.” ― N.T. Wright.

The “tipping point” according to Malcolm Gladwell  is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. It might be the same delicate balancing point at which one person’s petty vices transform and become major addictions. 

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

2 Comments on One man’s vice is another’s addiction

  1. Malcolm Gladwell–I so enjoy his books!

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