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Must We Obey Addictive Urges and Impulses?

Addictive urges and impulses are those moments when you feel an "irresistible" desire, craving or impulse to do something.

That something might be: drink, smoke, gamble, watch porn, binge, yell at someone, bite your nails, or just about anything you feel compelled to do.

Must we obey addictive impulses and ultimately regret our actions?

The answer is either yes or no, right?

If the answer were an unequivocal yes - we have no choice but to obey - then...
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ADHD Symptoms

What if You Realized Part of You Wants to Be Hurt, Suffer, and Ruin Your Day?

Forget whether or not it’s objectively true. Just try this little experiment and see what happens.

For whatever reason, settle into the mindset that part of you is motivated toward pain. This, of course, is masochism. Probably emotional masochism.

If you can get your mind around that, then pay attention during your day to the following:

• Decisions around people, activities, food, and drink

• How you talk to yourself (every sound in your head is your own)

• How often you...
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Addictions Are Not Crutches

A crutch is a handy device that provides support in times of injury. We use it to get around when it would otherwise be painful or impossible. When it’s needed, a crutch simply helps.

Beyond this, a “crutch” is not a crutch.

There are the "crutches" that injure us. These are mental and emotional crutches that aren’t helpful (or even masochistic) yet somehow are still labeled as crutches.

We can see cigarettes, alcohol, and food as crutches. When...
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Thoughts on Brainwashing Yourself into a Healthy Lifestyle

What if we all considered ourselves brainwashed? Not like victims of a cult whose leaders seek power, but like people who did not necessarily choose their beliefs.

After all, we live by our beliefs, which we inherited from brainwashed family, friends, and society. Right? We’re born as blank slates, as hardware with only basic software installed in the form of instincts and drives.

If you’re into how beliefs work, there may be no greater teacher than Professor Jordan...
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