A habit is a usual way of acting that is established by the repetition of the same acts or by tradition . It is, therefore, a habit . For example: “The customs of this town are strange to us: business closes in the afternoon and reopens at dawn”, “My grandfather has a habit of having tea before bedtime”, “Going to the pub after the office is part of the British customs that are being lost”.
The custom is a social practice with roots among most of the members of a community . It is possible to differentiate between good manners (approved by the company) and the bad habits (considered as negative). In certain cases, the laws They try to modify behaviors that are a bad habit.
Typically, the laws agree with the customs of the society . Customs, in fact, can be a source of right , either prior or simultaneous application to the law.
For the sociology , customs are components of culture that are transmitted from generation to generation and, therefore, are related to the individual's adaptation to the social group.
There are different types of social considerations regarding customs. In Argentina For example, drinking mate is a custom. A person who does not like mate, anyway, is not criticized or socially censored. Different would be the case of the subject who has breakfast and snack with liquor or gin: although it is not illegal, the conduct would receive the social sentence.
Customs we must eradicate
This concept, as well as that of tradition, must be taken delicately. Many times it has been used to justify harmful attitudes and to prevent different organisms from doing anything to prevent such acts, arguing that we should not lose the essence of our land. Below we present a series of socially accepted customs that generate an impact on the environment and the life of animals :
* Fireworks and pyrotechnic entertainments : During Christmas and important holidays in many parts of the world, fireworks become protagonists. It is an old custom that remains, although it is known that the gases that eliminate these "toys" damage the ecosystem , beyond that they can be extremely dangerous for those who are close to who uses them.
* Burning of garbage in the yards : It is another custom that takes place in many cities and towns and that can be extremely harmful to the environment. This act eliminates harmful gases that increase the impact of our actions on the planet.
* Water the street : Although since ancient times in each neighborhood there is a person who goes out with his hose to water the asphalt, this act is disastrous for the ecology. The amount of water wasted in each irrigation could be used for more efficient purposes than watering the street because it is hot.
* Bullfights : Although in some countries it is argued that it is impossible to part with this satirical entertainment, proven samples have been given of how much these animals suffer and how terrible it is to continue carrying out this series of practices at a time when information It reaches every corner. The certainty that animals have a very similar way to ours to feel should be reason enough to abandon this kind of customs ; However, it is not the only one. Livestock farming is one of the activities that harms the ecology the most and that global warming increases dramatically.