Addiction is a curious thing; I really don’t understand the purpose of it. What benefit does the gene pool receive from making certain items addictive or making us have addictive natures?
“I don’t know,” is the short answer, and I’m not about to try and fathom it out either. The fact is that I have a highly addictive nature and as far as I can see, it’s a wholly negative situation that I’d rather not have to to be in the middle of.
From personal experience, I can see two types of addiction: the first is physical addiction - nicotine, in my case; the second is where the addiction is psychological - Candy Crush Saga, anyone? I’m willing to accept that the latter may also be based on a physical addiction - to adrenaline or some such.
The harm in being addicted to nicotine is well documented, but what’s the harm in being addicted to phone games? Well, it’s certainly not doing my social or home lives any good. The best think I could do would be to delete all the games from my phone, but I can’t. The daily challenges keep me coming back - sometimes only to play the daily challenges!
There is one light on the horizon, though, with a new electronic cigarette - the Smokio. It’s the first ‘connected’ eCigarette, with bluetooth connectivity to your smart phone. I’ve got one and watching the money saved clock up with every puff you take, and watching your daily progress to a healthier lifestyle is great!