[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″ id=”” class=”post-content” style=””][text_output]What’s your addiction? How did it get there? Many people feel like they’re going to die if there is no WiFi. Recently a couple was arguing and the lady said, ”Do you think you’re important? What are you? Wifi or my cell phone charger?” It’s kinda funny but I bet she doesn’t see how addicted she is. We all know how it starts, we use something and we are careful but it soon consumes us and we become complacent.
Addiction doesn’t happen in an instant, but there are a few things that need to be in place to facilitate it. First of all, we need to be sure that we can manage, that we are smart enough to avoid possible negative consequences. In other words, it requires a strong heart to trust ourselves. Rat traps are strategically set to do one thing, trap rats.
Rats, however, aren’t fools. They know that this thing is dangerous. At first, they are very cautious but the lure of the bait is too much for them. Somehow they think they can beat this. A smart trap includes easy bait that they can get without fear. That makes them comfortable and leads them to the real bait, the one that will kill them. It’s the same story with con men. They let you win at first. They make you feel that you can beat them and this lures you into eventually losing everything.
Trusting ourselves is dangerous and like the rat, it can lead to our destruction. Many times, we know the danger but we trust our ability to avoid it and that leads to our downfall. Reckless drivers don’t mean to be that way, but one dangerous move survived eventually leads to a confidence that kills people. They start to feel they are more skilled with each dangerous move until it is too late.
Even in schools, cheating is dangerous and risky at first, but after a while it is nothing. Then people start to consider themselves experts at outwitting examiners until they get caught. We live like this without being aware of it. Over time, we have developed a very strong trust in our ability to outthink others. Eventually, we develop a strong heart to trust ourselves and start to do very scary things.
Disaster never happens suddenly, it is the result of a series of steps that we take for granted or ignore. There are always multiple warnings that we scoff at. When we develop this strong confidence that nothing will happen, then we cannot but get caught in the rat trap. From the moment that rat tasted the cheese, he was already dead.
People who can think a little deeper can decide if the cheese is worth it or we will fall to the many rat traps in life. Cell Phones were okay but now we are slaves to them. We need to stop and check, what is our addiction?[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEuZW50cnktdGh1bWIlMjBpbWclMjAlN0IlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBtYXgtaGVpZ2h0JTNBJTIwNDAwcHglM0IlMEElN0QlMEElMEEucG9zdC1jb250ZW50JTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwdGV4dC1hbGlnbiUzQSUyMGp1c3RpZnklM0IlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjB0ZXh0LWp1c3RpZnklM0ElMjBpbnRlci13b3JkJTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]