I don't quite recognize the animal realm as described in Spacious Passion—I recognize what it's about but I'm struggling to come up with exampels from my own life—so here's an attempt to connect it to such things:
- "This is how we've always done it."
- Food. At restaurants I used to always order some variation on chicken. When I ate on campus in college I would always go to the same restaurant at the same time in my schedule and order the same order and eat it in the same place, or as close as possible to that. At my apartment I'd consistently eat frozen pizza for dinner. That was fine. I'm suspicious whether this counts—is it really the routine that's the problem or is it the engagement with the routine? I think it's the (lack of) engagement with the routine, at least from the perspective of Spacious Passion—but I may be wrong.
- "That's how it's always been, and that's how it's always gonna be."