By Jane Velez-Mitchell
Americans are being lured into dependancy. And what we are addicted to is not unavoidably unlawful or maybe difficult to return via. Prescription drugs are making us excessive. quickly meals is making us fats. the net retains us always distracted with every thing from playing and porn to compulsive social networking. tv bombards us with glamorized violence. From billboards, to on-line pop ups, to advertisements. . . we are seduced into paying for extra stuff we do not want whereas we drown in becoming debt. sizeable earnings fill the wallet of a handful of 'pushers' on the fee of every person else. organizations, executive, and the media are developing the appearance that the extra we now have, the higher we're, and so we crave no matter what they're promoting and develop into hooked on their items within the approach. americans are being seduced into self-destructivebehavior on a mass scale. it is time to take our energy again. In her trademark no-holds-barred type, Jane Velez-Mitchell asks, 'Do you actually need to be a slave, present simply to make another person wealthy and powerful?' If the answer's no, then learn this ebook. Addict kingdom is our blueprint for switch, yet first we needs to see what's fairly happening. this can be an intervention!
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The burka is beyond oppressive. It’s lunacy! ” So we accept the behavior and cease to put it through our normal screening process. ” On Issues, I bring attention to the horrors of cultural addictions like overconsumption. However, I am often left disillusioned. Some of the smartest people I encounter don’t seem at all bothered by America’s pathological wastefulness. They react like there’s something a little strange about me that I’m so concerned. Why? As we know, addiction can afflict anyone regardless of their income, education, or intelligence.
Now I’m starting to do it too. It’s a fun way to get rid of clutter. The First Step Toward Freedom from Any Addiction Is to Admit You Have It We simply cannot continue living the way we are without destroying our physical world. But to change, we must first acknowledge the truth: America is addicted to stuff. The mob psychosis that demands material gifts for all these occasions is wreaking havoc on our finances and on the environment. The wrapping paper alone is an ecological disaster, with Americans piling up 4 million tons of waste every year just from wrapping paper and holiday shopping bags.
Smoking has long been the nation’s number-one preventable killer. Smoking is an addiction. And now obesity is creeping up and could ultimately surpass smoking as the country’s leading preventable killer. Obesity is the result of food addiction. Nobody’s talking about this. If the government took better aim at those preventable killers, we might all be willing to embrace universal health insurance because it wouldn’t be so damn expensive! The same concept applies to America’s other big issues, like prescription drug abuse, sexual exploitation, pollution, poverty, overpopulation, even crime and war.
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