Day 17/100 Ted Talks — Addiction
I’m watching 100 Ted Talks in 100 days and tracking the result to see how much it will effect my state of mind & work. You can check out the details and my very first check in HERE.
“(almost) Everything we know about addiction is wrong.”
He brings up the rat in a cage study. Rats given the choice between cocaine or pure water will tend to go for the drugs. But ONLY if the cage is empty. If the cage is full of friends and fun stuff to do… it picks the water. More on the Rat Park study.
Maybe we should stop call it “Addiction” and start calling it “Bonding”. We have an innate need to BOND with other people, with fun stuff, and in the absence of that…
Punishing addicts and shaming them, separating them from society with criminal records etc, is basically the perfect way to create more addiction in society.
Portugal success!! LEGALIZE IT ALL!!
“The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety, the opposite of addiction is CONNECTION”
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Im making it a habit to make it as easy as I can to LET people support my work in whatever ways they can or want to. For more on this check out Day 3/100 Ted Talks where I watched and discussed Amanda Palmer’s Talk “The Art Of Asking”
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