The Importance Of Living In Kazuo Ishiguro's 'On Habit'
Yet when a human is constantly exposed and stimulated by the same environment or physical space, they begin to “The power of my primary had drained me of my will to reflect on the layout of the park or the unusual mixture of Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian architecture along a single block. My walks along the street had been excised of any attentiveness to beauty, of any associative thoughts...sparked by visual elements” De Botton 63). “Even in solitude, I’ve grown to quite like...I do like the feeling of getting into my car, knowing for the next couple of hours I’ll have only the roads, the big grey sky and my daydreams for company” (Ishiguro 208). To live is to appreciate the environment one is part of, for it is the environment itself that shapes an individual’s identity and perspective towards other physical spaces, or the outside world. This perception is something a person carries within