Think about if we took our parents advice and ate an apple a day or learned something new everyday. Imagine the benefits of that. Would it make us the smartest or healthiest person on the planet? Probably not, but we will certainly not be worse off. Now, what if we drank three sodas and watched two hours of TV a day? The effects of the things we do as daily rituals compound over time. We can use this to our advantage or to our detriment. The good news is you get to choose.