That addiction

Life is a nothing but crossroads in all aspects of life. Its about choice. Thus we can clearly see that one can only take one path at a time. Thats the price for the use of time, for “time is like a river, one can never touch the some waters twice”, a wise man said. Luckily, one can cultivate his mind to imagine the altervative alongside a path chosen. With this, one could always choose better and probably live better.
And so we look at sin. Can one choose the same path every time one meets the same crossroad? Can one choose the same action every time one has to decide on whether to or not to sin? Well the choice with sin is about the virtues of doing what is right and not doing what one wishes to do. And so, character being merely a composition of different accumulated habits overtime becomes a major contributing factor to this choice. And with this, we look at habits that are addictive and seriously criticized by the society. Like gambling, smoking drinking among others. A man passing the same bar every morning may wish to stop drink but continuously visits it everyday. A man says to himself, just one more cigarette and I will surely be done this time. And in all, they may seem not to stop. Why?
And so here is this crossroad these men meet everyday from which two futures could be present. But alas they choose the “I will drink” or “I will smoke” paths ignoring the other. I like to assume that after thousands of times there is a probability that the other path would be choosen more often. Eventually developing an addiction of not doing it. And with that it will be a triumph for that person. And so, one could advise an addict to probably try it out till an infinite number as to some point, there will be a turning point.  But unfortunately, nature holds no empathy to he that chooses death over life, laziness over hardworking, folly over wisdom. Thus we resort to ones “will” to say no.
Honestly, we can’t say that all addicts are of no will hence are inferior.  Humans are addicts. Only that in this case, these particular humans are addicts to what is socially undesirable.  Thus it would be foolish to be quick to judge and not to understand.  But how does one build a will to say no to this daring problem? As for one, I look at every addiction in any life as an opportunity for one to build oneself. Imagine a spiral spring being compressed.  At every force applied on compression, is an equal or more force to be expelled after the release.  Now, imagine the capability of any addict after those many forces compressing him or her to a point of a no, I will never do this again. Imagine the explosion of all that kept building with in. Imagine the flames of that burning hate for all that one did. Well, one said mutual hatred is stronger than mutual love. He could be right. And will is simply love and hate. When one says he loves seeing happy faces, one simply hates seeing sad faces. Thus the will to put happy faces by helping others is simply the hate for seeing sad ones. And now, remember the hate inside any addict who wishes to stop. That addict clearly has the will to stop the habit. The will Is just not yet compressed enough as to lead to the big leap to freedom. The hate is just not yet strong enough to amount to the will to say no. The will to love be free of the mind. But as the hate grows, so is the will. The will to develop oneself completely in all aspects of life at all crossroads and not only for that habit. And so, the will is always there and it’s built unknowingly.
I thus believe that an addict stands a chance of a higher achievement in life as compared to a non addict. An addiction is an opportunity to build more in oneself towards greater achievements in life. Well, is he not a better man he that goes through hell and returns victorious to this earth? Wouldn’t that person accomplish more than any man will ever do? Ask around, most achievers passed through the hell of self-development as to do greater work. Their addictions could have been not socially undesirable, but they struggled through.

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