Desires are what drive us, either base or otherwise. The difficultly associated with them is how to determine which ones which lead us to…

Desires are what drive us, either base or otherwise. The difficultly associated with them is how to determine which ones which lead us to accomplishment or lead us farther from achieving our goals. Another factor in looking at our actions is if your goals are sufficient for you in the long term. If they are not giving you long term satisfaction it is time to reconsider keeping after them. Does the pain brought outweigh the profit obtained? If there doubt about this then you may want to stop pursuing it. With addiction this is difficult. Particularly with the more physically manifesting withdrawal of amphetamines, opiates, barbiturates, cocaine and others like them. Also some of the most addictive habits are those determining how we treat humans and the world around us. If we decide it is not in our best interest to treat people well, we won’t. This may prevent getting a job. Not caring for the environment well poisons our air, food and water supplies slowly but surely. We all decide for ourselves right and wrong and we have the power to affect any part of our lives via our perspective. If you do not like a certain aspect of your life then do not blame others because many times in life, in fact most of the time, our pains are self inflicted via our view points. This of course is with the exception of cases of others inflicting abuse on you.
– Kevin

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  • Eric

    I totally agree with you on how even sheer will can be destructive, but I’d never considered it as something that could expand to the way we treat the planet as well. Though self inflicted pains as a result of our viewpoints, right on, sir, right on.