Why Isn’t Being Catholic a Habit?
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Introduction—Duhigg’s Book about Habits
As part of an alumni book club at my alma mater, George Washington University, we read Charles Duhigg’s New York Times Bestseller, The Power of Habit, Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business, first published in 2012. The book explains how individual and organizational habits emerge, how to build new habits and how to change old ones. It made me ponder why Catholicism, despite extensive education, doesn’t seem to develop into a habit