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Why Do We Need Our Addictions?
If money is considered to be the root of all evil, then whatwould we classify as our addictions?
The psychology of the human mind is ultra complex whencompared to any other species on earth, so why does it loveto tangle itself up in a destructive mode? Once more, whywould it seemingly feel right to be in this place in life?
Let's drill down and put addictions in a separate folder. Psychological addictions are much more prevalent thenphysical ones; however, people can have both. Whensomeone is psychologically addicted, they are obsessedwith doing, having, and the idea of a specific concept swirlswithin.
If one is physically addicted, the actual body craves, but themind can easily be trained that it also must "have it" inorder to function properly.
Two main reasons behind the psychology of addictions arefairly simplistic human emotions that we all have. Selfworth and security are the primary root reasons for ourpropensity to become addicted.
Example: An invitation lands inside your mailbox and manypeople that you know and don't know are going to bethere. Feeling unsecure about your abilities, you summonup the courage to consume three or four drinks to take offthe edge and loosen yourself before the event takes place.
This concept seems to work and now you don't just do itfor regular functions, you begin to use it as a crutch morefrequently. Your workplace may be the next testing groundor worst, at home.
Another example is when women seek out the same type ofman as a patterned behavior because they feel withinthemselves that they simply do not deserve better. This selfworth can manifest itself into many variations of anaddictive personality or patterned behavior.
What would happen if we completely abolished all of ouraddictions, whether big or small, serious or not? Would webe forfeiting a part of our very fiber, the weave that keepsus together?
Not only can the mind play tricks on itself and make itbelieve that it needs something, but it can also become lucidand understand that it can stand alone without theassistance of external stimuli to artificially boost its worthor security.
Obviously, the latter is where we would all love to be,however, no one can break obsessive patterns unless theyare understood, acknowledged, and then taken apartmethodically.
This must come from within the person!
Analyzing your own behaviors from dusk to dawn andunderstanding that every action and decision has an endresult of good or bad consequences, can prompt the 'ball tosuddenly move forward.'
If denial skews logic even after acknowledging thatnegatives come out of specific actions, then additionalintrospection should be indicated or an external interventionemployed.
If you let your security and self worth derive from yourpast, then your past will always haunt you. However, if thepast is treated like it should be, as a way of understandingourselves better through lessons learned, then your futurecan be today and beyond without the crutches.
Many of us carry around demons from the past and holdthem as close to our hearts as anything else. They, insome way, fulfill what we think we are worth.
The truth is, everyone is literally invaluable, there is noprice that could ever be placed upon you. Living pure,clean, and free of addictions is extremely attainable,although, analyzing and understanding yourself first....is theonly way it can be done.
Strive to accomplish that daily, and you are on your way toa much more loving, happier, and content future then youcould ever imagine.
--by Brian Maloney-ValuePrep.comWant to improve your personal values?Get high-quality relationship advicefrom a 'Logical' standpoint. Visit ValuePrep - Relationship Advice
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