The word ADDICTION sends jitters down the spines.
I know you started thinking of drugs,smoking,alcohol,gambling,sex,pornography,food,video games…..and the list goes on.
Human being is not immune to ‘weakness’.The greatness lies making the weakness into positive Strength.
Have we to think of addiction only in negative term ?
Can addiction be ‘Positive’ ?
Can’t we have ‘positive addiction’ ?
Example- People in order to to maintain a healthy life style may indulge in having
1.Vitamins.2.Fruits.3.Regular exercises.4.Body building 5 .consumption of water.6.Taking up the job, you are passionate.7.Reading.8.Spending more of family time.9.Dancing.etc.etc
Positive addiction is supposed to bring health ,happiness,strength,famiy bond,contentment,appreciation of the magnanimity of the Almighty,improve the wisdom and spirituality,above all bring the ‘Feel good factor ‘.
Remember not to over do it.Otherwise it becomes negative addiction.
I feel one can have ‘positive addiction’ without the component of ‘Negative consequences‘
Finally a question to the readers….
Can you name ‘healthy behaviour’ as ‘Positive Addiction’ ?
Is not ‘positive addiction’ contradicting the very definition of addiction ?
According to Wikipedia Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences”.
Please enlighten me further.
Inspiration- William Glasser, Pixabay