Alva Noë explains why habits are a curse:

How do you count time in a marriage? In a career? In a research project? What is the measure of time during an illness? Not seconds, minutes, hours, days.

So now we come to the crux: time goes faster as you get older, but this is because, as a general rule, by the time we are older, we have settled in on the story lines and narrative arcs by which we structure our lives. ...

Want to live forever? Break your habits. Do things you don’t know how to do and foreswear the routine.

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