Addiction Sameness

Alcohol, Opiates, Fat and Sugar are all Addictive Substances: this blog is about that "addiction sameness".

Friday, December 30, 2011

Ten Common Addictions of Modern Man

Many people consider that an addiction must be physiological, but it has become very common these days to see the term used for anything which becomes obsessive. Thus one can become addicted to pornography, gaming, and all manner of unrelated (and definitely not physiological) things. This list looks at ten of the most common addictions of modern man.

10
Laziness

“It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?” — Ronald Reagan

9.
Sitting Down

“There must be more to life than sitting wondering if there is more to life” — Unknown

8.
Getting one's own way

“It’s MY way or the highway!” — Bill Parcells, Dallas Cowboys

7.
Trivia

“Summoned, one shuffles guiltily into the department of trivia.” — John Sutherland
6.
Amusement/Escapism

“Technology… the knack of so arranging the world that we don’t have to experience it.” — Max Frisch

5.
Idolization

“Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.” — Albert Einstein

4.
Sex

“The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. It’s that they stay out all night looking for it.” — Casey Stengel

3.
Cool

“The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool.” — William McFee

2.
Technology

“Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology” — John Tudor

1.
Being Right

“Deep down, beneath all our insecurities, beneath all our hopes for and beliefs in equality, each of us

believes we’re better than anyone else.” — Audrey Beth Stein


BONUS:  The Internet

“In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.” — Robert A. Heinlein

The Internet – what a wonderful source for us all – and you probably don’t need anyone to tell you that it’s quite addictive. The internet sums up all the addictions above in that it: takes the viewer to a wonderful escapist world where they get their own way by perusing endless trivia, gossip about their idols, search for online sex and cool technology, and they can ‘be right’ in endless anonymous chat rooms and blogs while they sit in their chair and laze the day away. Yes, it’s a wonderful way to exacerbate ones deepest addictions like no other product in the world. We love it.