Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Addiction Deception

According to the website, an addiction is “Addiction is a condition in which a person engages in use of a substance or in a behavior for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeatedly pursue the behavior despite detrimental consequences.”

The problem with addictions is that we don't realize the negative impact it has in our lives since we feel good when ever we succumb to it. In the west, we have a level of comfort such that it's easy for us to develop all sorts of addictions. At the click of a button, we can access tv shows, play video games or watch material geared towards adults. We have easy access to liquor, fast food and all sorts of other items that can consume our lives.

None of these are problems if we limit our exposure to them but it becomes a problem when it starts to consume our thoughts during the day.
It is a problem when we skip social interactions in favor of them.
It is a problem when we turn to these things the first chance we get.
It is a problem when we have fight we people close to us because of it.
Maybe the biggest problem is with the illusion that we have control over our addictions. We tell ourselves “I can quit anytime”. Deep down we know this to be a lie.

Don't be deceived by addictions. Identify them and fight them off.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Believe in Anything

I was once told that the problem with those that don't believe in God is not that they don't believe in anything it's that they believe in everything.

I don't believe this statement to be true. There are plenty of God believers that have just as far fetched beliefs as the non believers. Haven't you heard of these parents who decided to pray to heal their child instead of seeking medical care? Or how about those believers paying 10 000$ to attend a church service by a known scam artist?

Don't be silly. Being stupid is not a matter of if you're religious or not.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Shopping and Unhappiness

One of the ways to get debt free is by being discipline with money which is more difficult if you’re going through some tough times as we tend to associate things with happiness.
Going through a break-up? On a stressful project? Maybe this new toy would help with the unhappiness or stressful feeling I have.

While the new toy may alleviate the feeling it is short-lived and we’re often left with buyers remorse.

If you know you are the type of person that use shopping as a way to deal with negative life’s situation then stand clear of your wallet during down times.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Age is Just a Number?

We've all heard the phrase “age is just a number” which usually is geared towards a relationship with a big age gap or when a older person does something a younger person would be more likely to do.

Age is just a number as long as you take care of your body. If you don't eat properly, don't exercise, consume drugs or alcohol you will not only look older but your body will make you feel older through the potential issues that may arise from such life choices.

Your body is your temple - take care of it as such.

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