Category Archives: Addiction

The tragic fate of democratizing technology

on May 26, 2022 in Addiction, Freedom, Nature, Visualization

Before the pictures of the fate of democratizing technology, for context, let’s remember that humans lived and thrived for hundreds of thousands of years without even the wheel. Despite our erroneous projections of our fears of what life outside society would be like, our best evidence from history, anthropology, and archaeology tell us they lived with comparable of often higher signs of Health Mental health Diet Stability Equality Longevity Resilience[…] Keep reading →

Lies, damned lies, and excuses to keep polluting

on May 24, 2022 in Addiction, Models, Nature

The biggest challenge to sustainability isn’t a lack of solar panels or carbon taxes. They result from our behavior, which results from our beliefs and culture. Among the biggest challenges is changing those beliefs. To change them, we have to identify them. I think we know they aren’t supposed to be true, just satisfy our consciences enough to let us sleep at night, that I can call them lies. We[…] Keep reading →

One of the hardest parts of living in a culture based on addiction: seeing loved ones addicted

on May 13, 2022 in Addiction, Nature

Someone being addicted rarely hurts themselves first. Addiction usually hurts the people around the addicted person first and most. One of the hardest parts of recognizing addiction all around is seeing it in people you love, hearing them rationalize and justify hurting people for their pleasure, comfort, and convenience. Someone in my family flew to a birthday party of someone who lives a few miles from her. Instead of a[…] Keep reading →

I finally realized why people don’t criticize litter

on May 6, 2022 in Addiction, Nature

Short answer: because they realize they are complicit and want what plastic provides. Long answer: Picking up litter every day, I find almost not one type of trash comprises things I buy. Nearly all is doof, mostly beverage bottles and can, takeout, chips, coffee cups, wrappers, and such. I buy or consume none of them. There’s plenty of packaging from Amazon, doof purveyors, retail bags, and more things I don’t[…] Keep reading →

Quotes that transformed Americans from citizens to consumers (and food to doof)

on May 5, 2022 in Addiction, Choosing/Decision-Making, Doof

I found some quotes from the roots of what transformed our culture from based on people as citizens, promoting freedom, to one based on people as consumers before citizens. They turn my stomach the way learning a Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. We became a consumerist culture, replacing food with doof, for deliberate reasons. I don’t know if the people promoting the change foresaw where they would lead us. I doubt[…] Keep reading →

Tragic doof addiction statistics: up to 70 percent of children’s calories.

on May 1, 2022 in Addiction, Doof, Fitness, Freedom, Habits

Podcast guest Dr. Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM did a video on doof, which he calls ultraprocessed food, junk food, or ultraprocessed junk food. He’s a multiple time number one bestselling author and host of Nutritionfacts.org. Experience shows me that using the word food confuses people into thinking it’s food when it isn’t. Just because something fills your belly when you’re hungry doesn’t mean it’s food. Heroin would make the hunger[…] Keep reading →

Should you get clean of an addiction even if you can’t cure all addictions globally?

on April 26, 2022 in Addiction

Alcoholism is a problem all over the world. There are individual alcoholics and there are systemic issues that lead to alcoholism. If you can’t cure all alcoholism all over the world, should you still get sober yourself? The question sounds too obvious to ask. Of course an alcoholic should do what they can do overcome the addiction, even if they can’t help anyone else. It improves their life. The reason[…] Keep reading →

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