Patterns of desire and acquiring habits in my own life – a tough question to answer though it seems simple because my life has been lacking in teachers, role models and mentors at least of significance. Of course it is obvious that the skills I learned in childhood were not learned in a vacuum. I learned to drive a car quickly because my teacher was someone who worked for our family and he exuded confidence and spoke encouragingly. I was 16 and living in Connecticut and I don’t remember much else. I learned to drive a stick shift rather than an automatic transmission and I remain grateful for this because it makes me unafraid to drive any car.I certainly was sustained my desire to drive by the awareness that all my peers were doing it also and by the desire for independence so much a part of our culture.If it weren’t for Waverly’s good teaching skills and persistence and instruction at my school, I would not have acquired this practice.