Modern Addictions.

I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where eleven of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by yours truly. The ten other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Maxi, Maria SF, Padmum, Paul, Rohit,Shackman, The Old Fossil and Will. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!


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24 Responses to Modern Addictions.

  1. Ursula says:

    Yes, Ramana, enough! But where is YOUR social commentary? Or is this a case of pictures conveying more than a thousand words?

    You’ll be glad to know that I am not guilty of any of the above. I know, I know, I am practically an outcast in today’s society. And when my doctor thinks I need medication he has to force feed me the pills. Cajole me with predictions of dire suffering should I not comply. It’s not a joke. It’s true.

    Yours, invincible,
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  2. nick says:

    Grannymar has a great list of modern addictions – which funnily enough, don’t include mobile addiction! I think the only one I might be guilty of is spending rather too much time on the internet! She also mentions uncontrollable infatuations. Well, I do get quite intense crushes on people, but not to the extent that they disrupt the rest of my life. I might also be guilty of addiction to the media and all its sensational and celeb-ridden nonsense….
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  3. tammyj says:

    what did all these phone people do without that thing to their ear EVERY blessed minute of every blessed day?
    sick of it !!!
    but it is here to stay.
    i ditto every thing ursula said.
    well… except the wondering of your lack of commentary.
    because your pictures did speak a thousand words.
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  4. Grannymar says:

    Lost your tongue? πŸ˜‰

    No cake, ice cream or chocolate?
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  5. What about Sudoku and crossword puzzles?

    • Ursula says:

      Jean, at least they don’t poison your body, cloud your judgement. At worst they make you slightly irritable, and incommunicado.

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    • It sounds as if you think addictions are all bad. I don’t. I’m addicted to being happy. Hey, it works for me.
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      • Ursula says:

        Yes, I do think addictions are bad – in varying degrees. Not because of whatever the actual addiction is, each to their poison, but because, by the very definition of the word, you are not able to exercise will. Or – if you try to – only with great difficulty.

        To say you are “addicted” to happiness strikes me as rather frivolous and flippant. For your sake, Jean, I hope life stays on your high. Should your happiness evaporate – even if only temporarily – you might suffer severe withdrawal. But, like all addicts, I am sure you’ll get your next fix somehow.

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    • I would not call them modern.

  6. Delirious says:

    I’m guilty of some of these, but I do not like cell phones!!
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  7. Looney says:

    The good news from California is that our genius Psychiatrists have discovered a way to direct and consume all of mankind’s habit directed energy without developing any addiction. The solution is marijuana.
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  8. Anna says:

    I think blogging is going addiction way as well. Lets keep it though.

    • Oh yes, at least in my case, blogging and visiting the blogs of my friends is certainly an addiction. I have no intention of abandoning it in the foreseeable future though.

  9. tikno says:

    I’m still addicted to cigarettes. Modern addictions ?
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    • Tikno, I am in a tearing hurry to get ready to leave on a short four day trip to Delhi, but could not believe my eyes when I saw your comment in my in box. Welcome back my friend. I hope that you will be more visible henceforth.

      No, it is an ancient addiction! Find a smart phone to distract you.

  10. Cathy in NZ says:

    A couple of weeks ago, I felt completely frustrated at all these people, who insist on have a gadget, small square thing attached to themselves, either in their hand or with an extension with earbuds stopping almost any communication with anyone “real time”

    Then I started thinking of all the modern contraptions that had been invented since I was in my teens and decided that I should just accept that these things are here! To Stay!

    As to pills and potions, if I didn’t have them – I would died already…

    And although, I struggle with the technology of the gadgets…if need be I learn them, if necessary πŸ™‚

    [sorry bloggers, have got behind with reading here and there…]
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  11. lifei says:

    Now everyone has such situation, many people never leave mobile phones from them, we need to control ourselves.
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