What are the roots of our addictions or bad habits that we seem unable to shake off? A lot of people have asked me this question before.
And I must admit, this is a difficult question to answer.
There are so many factors involved when it comes to our mental stability and the decisions we make in that regard.
This makes it difficult to suggest a solution so easily; because from person to person, the dilemma varies and requires its own medicament.
What I can safely assume and claim about the root of this problem is our coping mechanism when we are let loose in the real world.
You see, ever since our childhood, our parents have told us that we can have everything we want.
They have, through no fault of their own, taught us that life is beautiful and abundant and blissful and exciting and always fun to experience!
When we hit adolescence, we have to face a difficult truth: life is not ALWAYS beautiful or blissful or exciting or fun!
No, there is actually pain. There is actually suffering. There are negative emotions and feelings, and things that can push you down.
The reality is that we have to work hard in order to achieve anything of value, and even then, we cannot really be sure about our chances.
Simply wanting something does not mean that we are going to get it! This is the truth and the reality of the society that we live in today.
Humans generally have coping mechanisms for the hardships that they have to go through and experience.
When you hit adolescence and are not equipped with the wisdom to develop effective coping mechanisms, you turn to the next best thing.
What is the next best thing? Inhibitors. Things that might give you pleasure and make you a little less prone to pain and suffering.
What do we have now? An entire generation of young people who do not solve their problems with wisdom or understanding.
An entire generation of young people who have yet to understand the significance of the logical thought process.
An entire generation of young people who do not know how to deal with their emotions.
So, they get addicted to everything that can restrain the pain.
They may start smoking. They may get into toxic relationships. They may get addicted to different kinds of substances, like alcohol.
All of this does one thing: Instead of intelligently approaching your issue and fixing it, you try to distract yourself.
In time, these erroneous coping mechanisms become hardwired into our brain.
So, every time we experience a new problem or dilemma, we turn to these coping mechanisms that do nothing but harm us.
This is the ultimate reality of bad habits or destructive tendencies.
Understanding the root of the problem is the first effective step to counter the grip of such wrong habits and fight back against them!
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Always read this text of notes because I can making important changes in this text like update names in the list and things to the growth and understanding of how we can improve our foundations and how this community was built until here.
I have been working very hard on this blog since the beginning. I have a very busy life but I am giving my best and believe me I have shared experiences that I have been coaching thousands of people and I know that the change of the Mindset should be daily. I am already grateful to see you giving upvotes to each other and you can see this with the fact that many already have 8, 9, 10 upvotes. But I'm sure that with the effort of all of us we will see a community with, more and more upvotes each others and for that everyone should get engaged so we can make it come true. I believe and we can! Resteem...
***Remember Community: Please, if you commented and upvote on a new post I did, please always go back to the previous one because if someone in the community commented lastly because of time zone differences it will be without your upvote and that would not be fair.
You all know the goal! We can reach: More and More Upvotes each others!
I'm reading all the meaningful comments from the posts.
I am here making a list of all of you who have helped build this community by voting for each other who write meaningful comments and soon I will respond to everyone with comment and thank you all because I can already see this spirit being built in this Positive Mindset community and help between all of you.
You will receive my upvote in all material and brief comments I will do this in all the posts I am following very closely and I can see what the people who are generous and contribute to this legacy that I am trying to build with all of you can become reality in a short time.
First of all, I would like to thank all of you, who are the most active and proactive in this community, showing your generosity and always with meaningful comments. From now on I will always make a list of these incredible people who have helped to expand our goal of growing ever more.
But I ask that if you are new around here you read many of the previous posts because they make it clear that we are building a community with respect among all, generosity and this blog is for those who really want to start moving their Mindset to positive and moreover be part of the growth of all of us who contribute to this blog.
Thanks All of You!!!!