Since so many people think they have the ultimate control in their lives and are pillars of the community, I gotta ask is addiction just a stupid choice?
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You have nailed it exactly and once you have it it is with you for life. Cunning , Baffling and Powerful!
This is a good answer, I have to wonder if people with such knowledgeable answers or the one who asked the Question themselves have some experience with addictions.
I asked the question because so many people easily identify other peoples' character defects without first looking why they are unable to identify their own.
Addiction goes way beyond blame, an addict blames no one but themselves and certainly doesn't blame the drug. Which begs the question how old are you?
No one makes the choice to be addicted, they simple believe they're in control of their choices!
I'm 23, excuse me for not knowing all there is about the world.
I generally do not ask a question I don't already know the answer to, sorry didn't mean to offend. I often skip ahead to the point and bypass the chit chat. Addiction is about lack of faith (The Lost Symbol) that is what the book was all about!
Your right but I couldn't say that in my review, it would give away the ending. Oddly enough I went through it becoming increasingly interested in Noetics.
This is getting weird, I'm currently reading The Origin Of Consciousness In The Break Down Of The Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes and I just came across a quote from an entirely different source about thinking becoming obsolete and feeling the truth.
You can't provide links in answers to questions, it isn't allowed, so it has nothing to do with being a dinosaur. I am a recovering alcoholic and drug addict with eight years of continued sobriety.
I asked this question to prove a point
So, no. Addiction can be harmful, expensive and devastating. But it can't fairly be called "stupid".
That one sentence was a good answer, the rest is just mental masturbation which suggest that you are addicted to your own written words.
Are you high?? "The rest" was textbook classical conditioning. Thank you SO much for jumping to the concluding sentence, which DOES NOT do the job. Why the hell would you ask a question (a stupid one) & bash a labored answer. My bad for THINK
Addiction has no cure however it does have a treatment, which requires the development of faith in a power greater than oneself. This lack of faith is a character defect that is easier to recognize in others, hence the mental disease!
Are they not the same? treatment and cure? thanks
No a treatment keeps the disease from progressing and a cure eradicates it entirely. Many people think by going to a 'treatment' facility they will be/are getting a cure in 30 days, there is no graduation ceremony for addiction.
Haven't heard from you in awhile Jandee, I rarely ask a question I don't already know the answer to. The question was designed to create the point that some choices we make in life are not immeadiately recognized as a mistake.