“what are our natural principles but principles of custom?
In children they are those which they have received from the habits of their fathers,
as hunting in animals. A different custom will cause different natural principles.”
“Custom is a second nature which destroys the former.
But what is nature? For is custom not natural?
I am much afraid that nature is itself only a first custom,
as custom is a second nature.”
[n10 Pensees, nos. 92, 93 (Trotter trans. , p. 36).](Hamlet’s Mill)
a woman that goes through serious trials by fire: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo