Monday, November 20, 2006
Is there such a thing as a "good addiction"? Isn't a "good addiction" an oxymoron? "All things in moderation". Why do we recognize that drug or alcohol addiction is "bad" and yet, workaholism is tolerated or encouraged? You are killing yourself, just in different ways. In the former, you are totally throwing your life away, while in the latter, you are wasting your life and productivity for someone else's benefit, your employer. Both types of behavior are insane. This also applies for other activities that are good for you. Moderate exercise or drinking keeps one fit or healthy. Too much exercise just wears your body out, especially one's joints - what is called repetitive stress syndrome. I'm just as guilty as the next person. I spend too much time in front of computers.