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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 12:58 AM

2. My take: us addicts are addicts and we're going to do addict-like sh*t ...

It's who we are. There's really not a 'cure', I don't think. There's 'less harmful stuff' and 'being LESS possessed' by our various addictions, but they are unlikely to ever be totally cured.

So ... do you not go to work, ignore family, phone calls, miss kids or grandkids birthdays because you're consumed with the internet every moment?

I'm guessing not, but even if so, and that's the worst of it, could still be you're doing pretty good. You're not gambling or drinking your money and life compulsively away, no needle in ya arm, no straw up your nose ...

Could things be better? Could you be more involved with others, doing more that's productive, having a more 'quality life' ... were you spending less time on the internet? My guess is ... yes. But ... it's also important to consider ones comfort zone, and how important it is to stay away from LITERALLY things that will cause our demise. If being on the internet, learning and sharing, is your cocoon, and keeps your mind and thoughts away from what is really much more dangerous stuff ... it's the sort of 'addiction' that may make sense.

Or it may really not ... everyone is different, and capable of different things, and has different priorities.

If you're in a group, and/or have a sponsor, ask them what they think

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