“Positive” Addiction?!? What’s that?!?
Well, imagine a negative addiction (drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc.) and take that “addictive” behavior and apply it to positive stuff like running (the “hardest but surest way to positive addiction”), yoga, and meditation (the “most popular way”) and voilà! You have a Positive Addiction. You also have the difference between a weak and a strong person. A depressed and a happy person.
In his brilliant, direct style, psychiatrist and author outlines the process we can follow to create positive addictions in our lives. Really cool stuff. The book is a quick-reading 159 pages and I *highly* recommend you check it out.
I was truly blown away by Glasser’s description of negative addictions and, as I looked at what Ideas I wanted to pursue in this Note, I kept on coming back to the importance of highlighting his approach to NEGATIVE addictions.
… So, we’re gonna spend most of our time here on the negative side of addictions. :)
I trust you’ll dig the exploration of Glasser’s bold/direct/penetrating Ideas about the consequences of weakness and how we can build the strength necessary to flow with life’s challenges! We’ll start with: