Everyone living in a capitalist world is dealing with the hungry ghost. We all feel the pain of disconnection, of having our value determined by our economic output, of knowing that we are all replaceable. The pain is so ever present, we can hardly see it because it is always there. We feel it in the destroyed ecosystems, in the abused children, in the tortured animals, in the deprivation of the homeless, and in every unloved being. The pain is everywhere. And since we are empathic beings who are hard-wired to feel the pain of another, it hurts. We are all in pain.
To understand addiction on a deeper level I urge you watch this video:
The Hungry Ghost Inside Us(Video)
“If you want to understand addiction, you can’t ask “why the addicition?”
You must ask “why the pain?” ~ Dr. Gabor Maté
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