A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013

Thursday, May 22, 2008

"Addiction" by Shinji

Everyone these days has an addiction to something. For some, it's the internet; for others, it's music. Some have poor addictions like alcohol or drugs. Mine? Coke. Don't get me wrong - I mean Coca-Cola, the drink! But I'm not here to advertise Coke. Why do we get an addiction? What's it feel like to have an addiction? Well, I can answer the latter easier than I can the former. When you have an addiction, it's like nothing of a similar type of a thing matters. Take me for example. Pepsi? No way, HAS to be Coke. If a person tries to have an alternative to their addiction, they generally dislike it or at the very least don't like it nearly as much as their addiction. When you satisfy your addiction, it's the best feeling in the world. It's like you have a huge weight lifted off your shoulders. And now for that more difficult question - why do we get addictions? I think we get addictions because our brain realizes we like something and therefore makes our body require it to function properly. Our brains try to make us happy, but sometimes they can make things deadly for us. An alcoholic may drink to his/her heart's content but they increase their risk of liver disease and whatever else alcohol does to you. A person addicted to coffee can get major headaches if they don't have their coffee. That goes to say, if you get too addicted to something, you will soon develop what is called a chemical dependency. It's safe for me to say I have a chemical dependency to Coke, but I don't let it stop me. Sure I can't function properly without at least one Coke a day, but I'm not too severe that I get sick or something if I don't have a Coke. In conclusion, if you have an addiction, it's your choice to embrace it and fuel it or fight it and overcome it. Sometimes it's better to fuel it; other times it's better to fight it. All I know is that I need another Coke.


Anonymous said...

Shinji you dog you i am loving this post, i just read your words of wisdom everyday and i find it easier to get through the day, you put me at peace with myself and i condone you for your spiritual bond with the sacred chi,

your biggest fan,
Winston Newthill

Da Old Man said...

At least your Coke a day addiction isn't too destructive. My brother in law used to drink a couple pots of coffee every day. When he quit, he got blinding headaches for a week.

webomatik said...

Don't you think it's very strange that someone can have addiction on something like Coke? And yet I never heard that someone is addicted to Pepsi!

Every addiction is bad. Spirit is free as much as it is independent.
It seems that we are all slaves, nothing more...