In the classic French children’s book, “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery we find an illustration on addiction.
The book “tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behavior through a series of extraordinary encounters.” Continue reading
Isolation is apparently a strong factor in addictions, according to one study.
“… humans absolutely require connections with other humans, and when we fail to make these bonds, we unconsciously form a bond with what we can find — for some its drugs, for others it may be gambling or any other addictive behaviors.”
“The Opposite of Addiction is NOT Sobriety” — Writer Uncovers the Real Cause of Addiction on 30,000-mile Journey
The church of Jesus Christ makes a great difference here, IF we are following God’s plan to be the true family of faith and developing relationships based on the ardent love of God, 1 Pet 1.22, rather than a bunch of individuals who show up once or twice a week to go through some rituals.
A 21-year-old man in Santa Fe, N.M., inebriated, shifted into reverse, thinking it was “park,” and fell out the driver’s door, running over himself. There is a proverb that says, “Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.” The meaning of the proverb is simple: too often we are the creators of our own problems. Whether it is the abuse of alcohol, prescription meds, drugs or some other addiction; there would be no problem if the subject had used a little discipline. But discipline and honor are two items that are in short supply in our modern world. But there is a wealth of self-gratification and greed. This is Just-A-Minute