Why “Recidivism”? - see Recidivism - Wikipeadia
Well, it’s to do with Repeat Offending. For some unknown reason, an awful habit has been promoted in music making for far too long, that is, not doing the repeats even when the composer asks us to. It’s prevalent in “classical” training, or rather I would say an “incomplete” training and also because some examination boards - see ABRSM Rules, require candidates NOT to do the repeats, against the composer’s wishes.
In all other music forms, it would be impossible NOT to repeat sections, imagine popular songs with only one instance of a CHORUS! The repeat gives the us an opportunity to reassess the music, to shed a new light on something that has gone before, to find another angle and reflection on the text. To me, in asking pupils not to Repeat is like robbing them of a wonderful opportunity and a crucial skill - that of flexible interpretation. In SONATA FORM, which is the classical form most music of the classical era is subject to, the exposition is repeated, to not do this, unbalances the structure.
Please: Always do the repeats and relish the opportunity. If it’s a bind to do so, then you’re in the wrong job.