To be addicted on something or someone is not the best way of life. For addiction, it is a rather serious restriction, because of which people cannot taste all the delights of life and cannot fully realize themselves in it. Having become addicted, a person enters his consciousness in prison, he ceases to see much about himself and is limited only to what has fallen into addiction. And to limit thus the life is all the same what to reduce its duration. Moreover, some kinds of addiction alcohol, tobacco, drugs really shorten a person’s life and often make her unhappy. In this regard, most people rightly believe that many, and ideally all dependencies, need to get rid of to become freer. Only not always people know how to do it right.
What is addiction? Addiction is first of all the limitation of a person, and at the same time, his weakness. The dependent person sees the world primarily under one particular angle of view, usually under the one under which it is convenient for him to see and under which he is accustomed to see it. As a result, his values are severely limited. You can say that he is satisfied with the small, without claiming more. Let’s say a person has alcohol addiction – how does he see the world in this case?
He sees that in this world there is a certain set of pleasures that brighten a person’s life. If a person is not very dependent on alcohol, then in his value system, in addition to alcohol itself, there can be things like gambling, women, cigarettes and some others, for which he essentially lives. And that’s all. From this he enjoys, by this he lives. All the other things he just does not notice. He locked himself up in his small world, his mind is in prison, although his body can be completely free. The highest values in his inner world do not exist, he simply does not understand them.
Our brain memorizes everything. So, any pleasurable moment is recorded and memorized by our brain and during this moment, it releases a neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine is tied with our brains pleasure center. So, our body realizes that whenever the transducer of pleasurable moment is induced in our body, our brain pleasure center will be active. And thus, we will enjoy with this certain object or person which can leads to get addicted by our body.
In general, we are all addicted on something to some extent. It’s just that our dependence can be more or less evenly distributed among different things, so we do not fixate ourselves on something concrete and do not feel dependent on one thing. The breadth of our knowledge allows us to enjoy different things, rather than from a certain number of them. It makes us free and conditionally independent, because we can choose between different options for the organization of our lives. Nevertheless, it can be said that the life of each person depends on something that can not be replaced by anything else.