Destin (Smarter Every Day) created this short video to demonstrate how changing a simple behavior, like riding a bicycle, is not so easy.
Once a person has learned a behavior, like riding a bicycle, unlearning part of that technique and replacing it with something different is easier said than done. Maybe the same is true for changing other learned behaviors, like coping strategies used to self-medicate emotional stress.
Science tells us that neuropathways once created do not go away, but with practice and work, new neuropathways can be established that lead to different behaviors. Change is indeed possible, but it doesn’t come easy.