I did not fully understand my addictive tendencies until I found myself on a hospital gurney with nurses bustling around me and the medical monitor blaring warning sounds like a fire alarm. I stared at the ceiling and asked myself, How did I get here? Like most people, I ignored the warning signs. I wasContinue reading “THE FALSE JOY OF ADDICTION”
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Perceived Joy Vs Actual Joy
Not long ago I found a boat for sale. It was a sailboat of 23 feet that its current owner abandoned in a boat storage yard. The manager of the yard said I could have it for what the owner owed for the storage rent, which was only a few hundred dollars. I’ve always imaginedContinue reading “Perceived Joy Vs Actual Joy”
Who to Sacrifice to feel Joy?
The author Ursula LaGuinn wrote a short story titled The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas. In it there is this town called Omelas where everyone feels joy all the time, people are happy, prosperous, and loved, but that euphoria the townspeople came at a price. To feel joy in the town of Omelas theContinue reading “Who to Sacrifice to feel Joy?”