Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Addictions..... Do you have one?

Howdy Y'all

The other night I went and got a movie that a special friend had encouraged me to watch. We had made plans to watch it together, but certain circumstances rose up that we could not do that. So i took it on myself to watch it. It was amazing and I have watched twice since Monday. The movie is called "Fire Proof" starring Kirk Cameron. Kirk Cameron was a 1980's TV star. The sit com he was on was called "Growing Pains",some of you may remember it.

Fire Proof is about a married couple on their way to a divorce. Kirk plays a fireman and some of the struggles that he is growing through in his life.

1) lack of respect at home ... he feels

2) addictions that he has

3) ego that he has .... in his job

4) lack of communication... he has in his marriage

5) lack of self worth

These are all things some of us feel in our lives from time to time. This gave me an idea and I feel that i needed to share it with you today.


We all have an addiction of some sort. Something we do that we really have no control over. I have at least 1 of them that I know of and i may have more. While I go through this lets see if I do and maybe you have them too.

The addiction I have and everyone that knows me is Tobacco, I have never smoked in my life and probably would not even know how too. I am a tobacco chewer. I will be one for the rest of my life and it is a hard habit to quit. everyday I am faced with this. I see it every where, friends with a dip in, at the store and gas station, and I feel that I need one to get through a stressful day just to relax.I am managing this pretty well. I am and have quit, but it is a very hard thing to do. people that do not have this don't really understand how hard it is to do.

there are a million thing out there that we get addicted too. I will list a few of them, the major ones that we hear about everyday in our lives. They don't have to be a substance like tobacco, alcohol, or even drugs. we can be addicted to many different things and sometimes more that one at a time.

Drugs ...Legal prescription and illegal drugs.... such as meth and crack cocaine , marijuana.


exercise..... that sounds funny but i have heard of it.

dieting or eating...

sex.... both physical and Internet..... porn

people ... yes we can be addicted to people

and an obsession that we think we can't live without...... such as a car , a boat, a house, or even with the perfect relationship.

The Internet can fuel a lot of these addictions such as porn, there are a lot more than porn that we can get addicted too on-line. LOL I am getting addicted to blogging.

we can also get addicted to social net working like , Myspace, Facebook, and the latest Twitter.

Do not get me wrong I do Facebook and Myspace from time to time, it's fun to pass the time and to meet people, get in contact with school friends. You can also be addicted to dating websites too. There are too many to mention. They flood our TV's everyday with advertisements.

Websters dictionary definition

Addictions ·dic·tion
Pronunciation: \ə-ˈdik-shən, a-\
Function: noun
Date: 1599
1 : the quality or state of being addicted 2 : compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly : persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful

In the movie he was addicted to getting his boat that he put everything in life on hold to get this boat. during this process he had alienated his wife and his duties as a husband. This in turned started to separate him and his wife in an emotional way. He was neglecting his wife in a way that it drove a wedge between them and pushed them apart. This addiction to getting his boat overwhelmed him and it was all he could think about and made him forget what really meant the most to him; his wife and family. When someone is addicted to something they loose focus on what is really important in their lives. Now that this cloud is around their rational thought it opens your mind up to other things that can be addicting. In the movie he was so compelled to get this boat, he shut his wife out, his home life out, his marriage was the last thing on his mind. when this started happening he started feeling a void in his life he was searching for something he was missing, that was Internet porn. He was getting consumed by that and the boat. So now he was addicted to the boat and porn. and it confused him and his mind set and made him think that that stuff was more important than everything else.

An addiction can and will make you question your values of whats important in life. From your relationship to your job. Your family, friends, job,and everything that you know and love will take a back seat to this.  you need to sit back and evaluate what your doing and think about whats really important to you. you realy need to admitt to your self that you have a problem, you can lie to everyone else and tell them I am fine and you can belive it for awhile. You can not lie to yourself for very long and keep doing this destructive behavior and loose everything that holds and has value in your life.

In the movie it all works in the end. I highly recomend that you watch this and take into concideration that you may have some addiction(s) and  try to correct them if its not to late. With help you can over come this and get your life back on the right path. With gods guiding hand and support you can do this.

Thank you
 ....The Cowboy Rides Off Into The Sunset....

1 comment:

  1. "I am a tobacco chewer. I will be one for the rest of my life and it is a hard habit to quit." This quote was taken directly from this blog post. I am so happy that you quit a few months ago. Remember how I always tell you everything happens for a reason? Maybe the reason you had to have the tooth pulled was so you could quit chewing. It sure was effective! =)