We don't notice them, but our attitudes and habits have a lot in common. They skilfully work themselves, and mould themselves into our beings, so that we hardly notice that they've become a part of who we are. They are ingrained in our lives, affecting our personalities and lifestyles. We only really become aware of them when we try to change or give them up. That's when trying to give them up, that it becomes a challenge. This is when a shift in perspective is called for.