There are a deluge of self help books and 'guru's' touting new ways we should be happy,
which implies that we are not happy, and that happiness is some sort of requirement in
50% of the population is addicted to one sort of anti-depressant medication or another.
If you are someone who doesn't take anything for your depression, please reflect honestly
for a moment, just because you don't 'do drugs' or 'drink', or 'take pharmaceutical drugs'
doesn't mean you don't self medicate.
Overeating, alcohol, overspending, compulsive sexual habits, TV watching, gaming, all
are addictions of one sort of another, to take one out of 'reality' even but for a moment,
and this seems to be the answer to modern day blues.
Needing to constantly be busy, whether on one's cell phone, or constantly needing to be
busy in one way or another, rushing from one 'crisis' after another, is a sign of either being
genuinely successful in business, or being addicted to the 'need' to be busy.
Being busy takes us out of the present moment, into useless chitter chatter that has become
the norm for almost everyone in this age. Distraction is the new drug of our Century.
I see people taking a walk whilst talking on the phone or texting, lunching and texting,
waiting for a train and texting, despite perhaps even being in company with good friends
or family members! PS Texting while driving is not recommended!
It is an addiction, like any other.
What is happening in society as it speeds up, is that we are becoming addicted to adrenaline,
which is a hormone secreted when we are stressed out. We live on it, and eventually learn to
But really, does this busy-ness make us fulfilled, or does it leave us all feeling less and less
connected with our natural environment?