Showing posts from May, 2015

From Privileged Addict Quotes 3

Below is a selection from Privileged Addict Quotes 3. The other book I'll be publishing in conjunction with Anybody Can Take Steps is Privileged Addict Quotes, which will include the substance or essence of everything I've written on addiction. Editing is well under way for Anybody Can Take Steps.

"I started getting better when I started hearing what I didn't want to hear and doing what I didn't want to do."

"Being recovered has nothing to do with what I've learned or read or blabbed on and on about with a therapist. How ridiculous the notion that we can talk our way into recovery, when all addicts do is talk."

"Who and what we are is the sum of what we do. We do not talk or study or pill-pop our way into recovery. We act our way in."
"Words and ideas are but dormant seeds - devoid of power unless grown and cultivated via rigorous and repeated action."

"Relapse is NOT part of recovery. That's the whole point of re…

Every Kid Gets a Trophy?

Just like holding an addict's hand, which fails every time, giving every kid a trophy cripples them. It stifles individuality, suffocates creativity, breeds dependency, encourages laziness, and relegates each and every child to the ash heap of mediocrity. If children are never allowed to fail, they are simultaneously never allowed to succeed.

     Furthermore, if you tell kids they can do something they really can't do, they will set unreasonable expectations for themselves and be perpetually disappointed and discouraged. Giving everyone a trophy ends up having the precise opposite effect that you intend it to have. It is also a degenerate philosophy at its core, similar to the entitlement / victim mentality that makes addicts and alcoholics addicts and alcoholics.

     The most successful people in the world achieved great things by taking risks, failing, getting back up, and jumping in once again with both feet. They courageously leaped into the great unknown, avoiding…

God Response

I thought I'd post another response to someone who asked about God. She wanted me to define God and so forth, which is something I don't really care to do, but as I often feel obliged to reply to everyone, I had to write something. I suppose the basic premise is that until we have witnessed or experienced this kind of Power, the power of the Holy Spirit, it is sort of useless to describe it, talk about it, write about it or even read about it.

     I believe that God is part of our fundamental make-up. If we are not God-conscious, we are simply detached from ourselves, from who we are, which is why atheism is just a figment of our imagination - it doesn't really exist. To deny God is to deny reality. Conversely, when we are God conscious, we are connected and in harmony with ourselves.

     I personally was born a Christian and will remain a Christian forever. My relatives growing up were like country club Episcopalians - a few carols on Christmas Eve, a bullshit Chr…