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The Worst Addiction: Unhappiness

Addiction is acknowledged as a huge human problem, destroying lives, finances and bodies. When you add statistics of drug and alcohol addictions to statistics about all other, self destructive albeit usually legal common addictions such as smoking, gambling, porn, infidelity, workaholism, food, internet, adrenaline etc, it appears that all or the vast majority of humanity is addicted to something. Since happiness is arguably of greater value to us than money, success, relationships and everything else, being the only goal that is end by itself according to Aristotle, wouldn’t that automatically make addiction to unhappiness, unsatisfactoriness or plain misery the worst, most self destructive and dangerous addictions? Is unhappiness addictive?

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WHAT IS THE SOUL?

WHAT IS THE SOUL, AND WHO OR WHAT ARE WE AS HUMAN BEINGS? These are two of the most important existential questions of humanity, and ones considered impossible to answer. The latter, the question “Who am I?” is also officially a Buddhist riddle, a question considered impossible to answer because …

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The Accounting of Trust

TRUSTING BRINGS PEACE OF MIND, TRUSTING OURSELVES, TRUSTING OTHER PEOPLE, TRUSTING THE UNIVERSE, TRUSTING LIFE ITSELF. TRUST IS A HUGE GIFT, BECAUSE WHEN WE TRUST WE ARE FREE OF ANXIETY, MINDFUCKS, DOUBTS, FEELINGS OF FOREBODING, FEAR. ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE INCOMPATIBLE WITH HAPPINESS, SO WHY IS MISTRUST OUR DEFAULT …

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Life OS

The Paradox of LifeOS: The operating system of LIFE From the moment we are born, we start building the software that governs our thoughts, actions and feelings. We are tutored constantly, at first without words, through our experiences, through the approval or disapproval of our parents, through the instinctual understanding …

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What is happiness?

Happiness is what every human being supposedly strive for, the elusive Holy Grail for every human being. But what exactly is Happiness? Wikipedia, the symbol of humanity’s collective knowledge and opinion openly and frankly admits: Happiness is a fuzzy concept and can mean many different things to many people. Part …

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The cause of depression

The World Health Organization, the world’s foremost authority on human health, has declared a state of emergency and a call to arms to all the Health ministries and all scientists to combat an epidemic that they project will overcome heart disease as the number one killer, the number one cost …

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What is enlightenment?

In most spiritual practices and pursuit, the concept of Enlightenment looms as an ultimate goal, but what exactly is it? If you google “what is enlightenment?” you first get a dictionary definition as follows: en·light·en·ment inˈlītnmənt,enˈlītnmənt/

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The Placebo Effect

The placebo effect and its polar opposite, the nasty nocebo The placebo effect is defined as the measurable, observable, or subjectively felt improvement in health or behavior (such as pain or stress reduction) not attributable to a medication or invasive treatment that has been administered. It has been the study …