Addiction & Freedom

Addiction, whether to coffee, social media, sugar, chocolate (my nemesis), email/hipchat/trello/{insert system here} notifications, alcohol, food, or whatever, any compulsion that we act on without thinking and can’t say no to, is an addiction. Which may seem harmless enough until you realize that your addictions are in control, they decide for you, and if you aren’t deciding for you, then you have lost your freedom. If you can’t abstain from your addictions you have lost the ability to decide what the one thing you can absolutely control, you, is doing.