When people think of addicts they think of the alcoholics, the drug users and the broke gambler who puts having a punt in front of saving for his house or being with his family
These people generally get put in the same box as the criminals, the street gangs and that weird guy that’s always walking around the streets… People either feel sorry for them or they avoid them completely
The sad thing is that we are all addicts
Addicted to our phone, work, Instagram, Facebook, food, caffeine, money, fitness, gaming and what ever else that you can think of.
We always need to be stimulated or we look for one of our ‘addictions’ to pass the time
Does the fact that we are addicted to our phones make us better than someone addicted to alcohol?
Comparing our vice against their vice will always make us feel better about whatever we are doing but the real question is
Why are we so addicted to doing this?
Is it for the little dopamine rush we get when someone likes our post?
Do we actually rely on and feel comfortable with that mild anxiety from always being on and chasing more money?
These examples can go on forever but my challenge to myself and to you is a simple one
Stop judging other peoples addictions and trying to change them
Focus on yours and work out why you are doing it
If you don’t look now you may start looking for harsher and more exciting ways to distract yourself
This is what happened to the drug addict that you were judging last week..