Addiction vs. connection

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Published on Jul 9, 2015

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.

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This is an interesting video. But…

My question is: if we are not rats, and if the rat garden is, maybe, our responsibility, is it possible to be able to pull ourselves out of addiction, once we know it is fed by loneliness, and isolation?

There is a sentence in the video, about the Portuguese experiment, where he says: everyone has a reason to get out of bed…

What if the reason to get out of bed is not other people, not “connections” but your connection to your work? And for that work be “sober”, be “conscious”, be present… instead of drugged, hazy, or foggy, or miserable, or a drama queen.

What if others providing us with love and connection… another way to enslave us, we provide it for ourselves?

Hm. time to ponder about that!

Author: Sophie Benshitta Maven

True empath, award winning architect, magazine publisher, transformational and spiritual coach and teacher, self declared Avatar

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