Reconsidering Addiction, Perhaps Society Can be Blamed

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As research pushes the boundaries of what causes addiction, its becoming more evident that it is nothing more than a byproduct of an unhappy environment.

Perhaps it’s always been easier to blame the addict, as strange as it may sound you can now blame the external environment rather than the addict. We have to consider what is the cause of addiction. Each one of us wants to be happy, to feel pleasure in some form or the other.

Personally, I play games, trip out on filter coffees and chocolates. It sort of relaxes me and gives me that sense of satisfaction. But why does each one of us look for this satisfaction? Simply the joy of just being alive has been diluted with the ghastly environment we’re born into.

Working parents who have no time for us, that create broken relationships because of the lack of understanding on the micro level while on the macro level our world is obviously the same reflection. We’re bombing each other, murder, rape and pillage is what’s seen on the news.

Does this really feel like a place you would like to be born into? Well what makes it worth it with the inner and outer turmoil for most people are their addictions. For the simple reason, each and every one of us wants to be happy and reality just isn’t helping.

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addictionThe routine, the chaos, the corruption, the rules, the lifestyle, the work, the partner, the kids, the pets….god damn it just needs to STOP for a minute…while I gently kiss the sky. This is my life I just need a breather I’v been at it for long.

Or should I just create an environment of happy, where I don’t need to escape? Should I surround myself with people who make me happy? Wouldn’t it be nice if I had more time to do what I enjoy? I always wanted to paint and read but this routine it just sucks me dry like a leech swelling up but never satisfied.

Given the current state of affairs it doesn’t come as a surprise to see the wide range of addictions amongst the masses the current state of humanity is what needs to be questioned.

Don’t take my word for it, spend the next couple of minutes of your life figuring out that everything you know about addiction is wrong. The videos below are the same, the first one is a TED talk and the other seems to be the same content in animation.

Well then to simply conclude this, we’re the environment, we form society. If we sit at home, if we travel, whether or not we vote, if we aren’t actively creating a better environment for everyone we’re part of the reason why addiction is on a rise. About time we get our Human park going.

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