THE FANATIC AND THE ADDICT

Is addiction related to fanaticism?

I copied the first two lines from this marvelous article in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sex-drugs-and-boredom/201103/the-fanatic-and-the-addict

GREAT ARTICLE.

I’ve always veered clear of fanatics on any level in my lifetime, and yes, I’ve seen them, I’ve  had them jump in my face, and I’ve had them turn red and screaming and slamming doors.

Fanatics, radicals, malcontents, and the mentally ill I pack them all into one category—-unhappy with life people.  For whatever reason, and I must say, it is usually about BOREDOM, these fanatical people have chosen one topic for their life, and they refuse to have any other balancing values.

We all know that’s unhealthy.

I suppose the people that have these ‘afflictions’ do not know they are unhealthy, and no one has taken the time or effort to point that out to them either.

ALSO A BIG REASON I VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP

The man is BALANCED.  He does possess a broad range of personal values, and as I see it, he has no ADDICTIVE OR FANATICAL behavior.  All the criticism he has received from the far left people, I think that THEY are the ones who should be LEARNING from him.  Hey, some may not like some of his ‘values’, but that’s how it goes…..most people don’t agree with anyone else anyhow, it’s LIFE.

PEOPLE SHOULD STOP TRYING TO CHANGE HUMAN NATURE

It can’t be done.

I have a real aversion to radicalized people.  People who pick one topic and take it so seriously that they forget about LIFE.

GREAT QUOTE FROM THE ARTICLE

“Just as fanaticism and addiction grow by crowding out a person’s other values, a person who is firmly committed to a broad range of personal values is better able to resist addiction or fanaticism. In its relentless pursuit of economic growth and profit, contemporary society erodes people’s commitments to their families, their traditions, their communities, and their ideals. And in so doing, our society leaves people more vulnerable to addiction and fanaticism.”

IN A NUTSHELL, THIS EXPLAINS THE OPIOD CRISIS

BUT NO ONE WILL LISTEN

FAMILIES, TRADITIONS, COMMUNITIES

ALL KEYWORDS TO A HAPPY BALANCED LIFE

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