Addiction

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Addiction

Postby mckenzy » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:17 pm

Was reading some sobering threads here in KP... cannot help but realise that even though we are adults... we have not much knowledge and experience to deal with the various addictions that are ever present in the world.

anything can be an addiction...

- drugs
- television
- pornography
- gambling in any form be it for money or not
- work
- surfing the internet

there are lots more..

driven by
- stress
- boredom
- hurt
- inquisitiveness
- pressure (peer or otherwise)


i dunno why i created this post...

just felt that sometimes we are just not aware that these things are addictive...

if we as parents are not aware ourselves... how can we protect our children (or for some of you who believe that kids should experience for themselves)...

isn't that scary somehow...

..

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Postby tankee » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:34 am

the scary fact is that addiction creeps in over time and most addicts are not aware of their own addiction.

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Postby kaydenbrown » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:51 am

It is essential to find your passion and calling in life so that you do not succumb to addiction.

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Postby skunk » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:51 pm

"Addiction" is very subjective. But to totally rid any person of any "addictions", i think it would be pretty impossible, because humans are really mere walking animals, and we're subject to cravings and needs from our physical bodies.

A person addicted to work might be seen as "hardworking", or seen as "neglect the family", depending on the person judging.

even people who seemingly have no addictions (we won't know, will we?), cannot survive without food and water....is he addicted to them?

I would rather my children be "addicted" to something positive, like exercise, religion, or studies, than to have no obvious "addiction", because all the people that i know, who have no obvious addiction, are people with very low drive and ambition. Somehow, maybe, the obsessive-compulsive drive of an addiction seems to be the source behind ambition and determination as well.

Just my 2 cents.

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