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Practically every environmental problem we have can be traced to our addict

Practically every environmental problem we have can be traced to our addiction to fossil fuels, primarily oil.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Romantic love is an addiction.

Romantic love is an addiction.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Not everybody is comfortable with the idea that politics is a guilty addict

Not everybody is comfortable with the idea that politics is a guilty addiction. But it is.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful but when taken in e

A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I have a slight addiction to Diet Coke, and, of course, I absolutely should

I have a slight addiction to Diet Coke, and, of course, I absolutely shouldn't touch it because it makes the kidneys work really hard.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

If I have one addiction in life, it's probably food.

If I have one addiction in life, it's probably food.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I became addicted to the guilt. The strange thrill of doing something so mo

I became addicted to the guilt. The strange thrill of doing something so morbid, so off-color, and so completely wrong.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

So it persists, for many of us, hunger channeled into some internal circuit

So it persists, for many of us, hunger channeled into some internal circuitry of longing, routed this way and that, emerging in a thousand different forms. The diet form, the romance form, the addiction form, the overriding hunger for this purchase or tha
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I once tried to give him a friendly little "drugs chat". He politely correc

I once tried to give him a friendly little "drugs chat". He politely corrected me on every single fact, then said he'd noticed I drank above the recommended guidelines of Red Bull and did I think I might have an addiction? That was the last time I tried t
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

It was not long before I discovered that withdrawing addicts lost their com

It was not long before I discovered that withdrawing addicts lost their composure in exactly the same manner that careless millionaires lose their money: gradually, then suddenly.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

. We have this attitude that people become drug addicts against their will.

. We have this attitude that people become drug addicts against their will. That they couldn’t possibly want this kind of life. But maybe that’s not true. Maybe they don’t want to live like other people — it just wouldn’t suit them.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

It's probably weird to think about an addiction like it's a sentient being,

It's probably weird to think about an addiction like it's a sentient being, but that's how it feels. Like it's something living inside you. Something you can't get rid of because killing it means killing you.
Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago

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