Post #174: Cravings…

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. — Redd Foxx

I just read this article on a young Christian male who’s newly married and considers his addiction to pornography to be a devastating sin. He tells us that he thought his addiction would be solved by marriage - “Things will be fine,” I told myself. “After all, we can have sex whenever we want now.” - It breaks my heart that this guy thinks that he has a problem with pornography, beyond thinking that it’s an unhealthy addiction. Article

But them’s the breaks. The comment section is a mix, and I’ll stay away.

Porn, coffee, sleep, meat, the internet, oxygen… I’ve tried to rid myself of all of these so-called addictions at one time or another, and failed at all of them. I don’t think death will come any quicker or painfully because of it.

No one likes to admit that they’re ruled by their cravings. Heck, there’s an entire religion devoted to denying any and all such cravings - i.e. Buddhism. They want you to simply observe your cravings, yet do nothing about them; just watch them magically disappear. I have trouble with this theory because it doesn’t seem to be a one-size-fits-all answer. Like, if my bladder is full, do I just observe the pressure building up, and not satisfy this craving to empty it?

Admittedly, I’m waking up with a bad stomach, and I get these weird pangs in my chest… but I think it’s too easy to just blame the coffee. My eyesight is going, so it’s all this staring at the computer, right? And my disillusionment in the institution of marriage must be because of all my easy access to porn since I was 15, right?

One Response to “Post #174: Cravings…”

  1. Adam Says:

    Well, technically if you gave up meat, coffee, and all other unhealthy practices you would live longer. The question then becomes what is the point of living longer?

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