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Why Do People Perform Ritual? It's an Excellent Method of Self-Improvement

• arclein

And then we see someone and we say oh hey, how's it going? And the other person goes oh pretty good. How are you? And we say oh yeah, I'm pretty good too and then we walk off. Now if you think about it you might think well it's sort of silly that we do that because that's inauthentic. I'm actually not feeling pretty good right then. But if you think of it as a ritual it's actually a very good thing to do and we should even do it more fully. Because then what you're doing is you're breaking out of that standard set of patterns of the ways you're going about the day. For that brief moment and I'll use their language you enter a ritual space. Y

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