Many think themselves free of addiction, thinking that the only detrimental addictions are the illegal ones. They qualify this by touting that they can still work at a job, go to school, or “at least” they are better off than their peers. Is this enough, though? In my mind it is not. While addiction need not be conquered to the point where I’m engaging in ego-stroking feats of endurance, it DOES need to be conquered to the point where I can engage in deep, soul-fulfilling activities every single day. It needs to be conquered to the point where at the end of each day, I can look at myself in the mirror and say, “Good job. Let’s shoot for the moon tomorrow as well.”
THAT’s what I’m aiming for.