Let’s begin with a definition of terms: novelty according to the OED is derived from the Old French word novelte meaning new, fresh, and habit also derived from Old French abit, meaning dress attire, but has come to mean a physical or mental constitution.

Both of these words play a tremendous role in how we see the world. Superficially we can look at these two words as being clear directives in terms of how we structure our personal lives and when telescoped outward we see their impact on the broader culture.