“Passion creates, addiction consumes.”
“Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours. It is present in the gambler, the Internet addict, the compulsive shopper and the workaholic. The wound may not be as deep and the ache not as excruciating, and it may even be entirely hidden—but it’s there. As we’ll see, the effects of early stress or adverse experiences directly shape both the psychology and the neurobiology of addiction in the brain.”
“We’ve become lost in this modern landscape living to consume. Consumerism isn’t a conspiracy , it is a very much a reflection of human mind and this is why we find it so comforting. When you’ve got an emptiness inside you that is basically insatiable because you never dealt with the real cause of that emptiness and as with any addiction you keep on stuffing that emptiness full of stuff that can’t satisfy you.”
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“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the […]
“It’s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what.”