"All humans are on the addiction spectrum." | A brief commentary on temptation, comfort zones, and free-spiritedness

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"All humans are on the addiction spectrum." | A brief commentary on temptation, comfort zones, and free-spiritedness

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This is a discussion forum topic for the November 2022 Philosophy Book of the Month, In It Together: The Beautiful Struggle Uniting Us All.


Here is a tip for reading my book or other writing...

I use the following four phrases interchangeably (i.e. to mean the exact same thing):

- "being an addict"

- "being a slave to temptation"

- "being a prisoner to the comfort zone"

- "lacking spiritual freedom (a.k.a. self-discipline)"


Needless to say, addiction isn't black and white. In my book, "In It Together: The Beautiful Struggle Uniting Us All", I discuss in detail the fact that all humans are on the addiction spectrum.

My book will help you live a life with much more loving free-spirited inner peace. It will help you escape the comfort zone and achieve true happiness.



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My entire political philosophy summed up in one tweet.

"The mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master."

I believe spiritual freedom (a.k.a. self-discipline) manifests as bravery, confidence, grace, honesty, love, and inner peace.
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I think I'm inclined to agree and your four different phrases help to show different perspectives on addiction. The word addiction in the current climate has bad connotations in relating to things with think of as wrong - alcohol, drugs etc. However, we can also be addicted to seemingly harmless things as well like our hobbies. I've never thought of how liking being in your comfort zone is akin to being addicted, but I believe you are right.
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Post by Liza Chulukhadze »

I just purchased the book and can't wait to dive in and get the information it provides. Your outlooks seem very interesting and realistic.
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It implies that navigating comfort zones and embracing free-spiritedness are integral aspects of the human experience, as individuals grapple with desires and seek balance in their lives.
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Navigating this spectrum requires a delicate balance between succumbing to immediate gratification and embracing free-spiritedness. True freedom lies not in avoiding all temptations but in understanding and managing them. Embracing a free-spirited approach involves breaking away from rigid patterns, fostering adaptability, and exploring new experiences.
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Embracing a free-spirited approach entails cultivating a mindset unrestrained by societal norms, fostering creativity and authenticity. These integral aspects of the human experience unfold as individuals navigate the intricate tapestry of desires, seeking equilibrium in the pursuit of a fulfilling and purposeful life.
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Embracing free-spiritedness involves navigating the balance between exploration and self-discipline. A free spirit may resist falling into the clutches of routine or conventional expectations, actively seeking novel experiences. However, the challenge lies in avoiding the pitfalls of impulsivity and maintaining a mindful approach to decision-making.
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Life is full of addictive things. It's good to check on time, productivity and health.
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By equating addiction with being a slave to temptation and lacking spiritual freedom, the book invites us to reflect on our choices and the paths toward self-discipline. This perspective not only challenges us to confront our vulnerabilities but also unites us in a shared journey towards growth and freedom. A thought-provoking read that redefines addiction and emphasizes the power of collective resilience.
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I completely agree. Addiction is never black and white. When I say to my friends I am addicted to reading fiction, they think it is good. But reading is my comfort zone. In this case, perhaps, I am being a prisoner to my comfort zone.
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Post by Christabel nmeso »

That's a fascinating take on human behavior and the concept of addiction. It's enlightening to think about how these different phrases reflect the various aspects of being bound by habits or desires. The idea of an addiction spectrum where everyone finds their place is quite thought-provoking but I don’t know where my stand is with this. Thank you!
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