Monday, November 20, 2006

Addictions

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.
Comments:
I think I am suffering from heresies or RSS's.
Sitting is a form of suffering. We should not get used to it. Well, at least it builds character.
 
If you accept the concept of 'Oneness' you'd probably not be saying that one is wasting 'their' life while working for someone else, their 'employer'. Any addiction could lead to awareness and what else are we here for? Is one way better than another if they all lead eventually to waking up...the question I see is, how many lifetimes will be repeated due to one's unwillingness to really look and question, what is real, really?
 
hmmm i like what anonymous said, we need to learn how to yield. still learning what this means..


"Yield and overcome;
Bend and be straight;
Empty and be full;
Wear out and be new;
Have little and gain;
Have much and be confused".- Tao Te Ching

:)

have a safe and happy holiday John

Ps
i spend too much behind computer too
 
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