Friday, June 22, 2007

Addiction or Habit?

This article was interesting to me....

What is the difference between a habit and an addiction?

5 comments:

Mags said...

Interesting...I've always said the difference between a habit and addiction is the difference between wanting to do something versus HAVING to do something.

But if that were the case, than this would be considered an addiction. I can see it. I mean, gambling is considered an addiction, right? And people go to 12 step programs for that...I guess it could happen, but it's still weird.

By the way, you must defend my honor. Go read my blog.

Brian in Mpls said...

I am really excited to see how this gets ruled. It is a very slippery slope if they rule that anything that causes an endorphine rush can be addiction they lend support to the notion that video games can be admitted as evidence for crimes that mimic them and it can also be a defense against sound mental state similar to being drunk at the time of a crime.

Mr. Bill said...

Why do we need to label or rule on something that is bigger than the root problem. Anyways, I think it's an obsession and obsessions need to be controlled by self control or intelligent individuals and not left to idiots.

It should not be used as an excuse...to justify criminal activity.

As Grant said in the article, "Is it a problem, or is it the symptom of a problem?" "Players, including younger ones, may turn to games out of boredom, depression, loneliness and more."

Turn the tube off, get off of the couch and get a life! Suck-up to your own consequences.

Megan said...
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Megan said...

I saw this today too and thought of Sasha!