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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ENOUGH?

24 thoughts on “Modern Addictions.”

  1. 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,
    U
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  2. 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. YES!
    enough.
    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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    1. Jean, at least they don’t poison your body, cloud your judgement. At worst they make you slightly irritable, and incommunicado.

      U
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      1. 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.

        U
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  4. 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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    1. 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.

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