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Picture yourself

It's you or your phone

Picture yourself, not your phoney

People around the world are being drawn into the web. Don’t let it take control over you. There are many forms of addiction. But, if you simplify it, it isn’t an addiction, but more like a craving out of control. Break it down and it is just a desire. If you are drawn in, try weaning yourself a little at a time.

Everybody has that little angel on one shoulder and devil on the other. There are so many temptations out there. The worst part is those that take advantage of those with desires. Software giants purposely create programs that draw you in. Doctors will prescribe medicines either that you don’t really need or doses which are too large. The insurance companies are in cahoots with them. Now marijuana comes in the form of candy. These are all lures to make money for those that don’t need it. Homeless people don’t sell drugs. They are trying to survive. It’s the rich trying to get richer.

There are many natural temptations out there you just don’t hear about. But, you don’t hear about someone overdosing on apples. Though you can eat so many you can get overweight. You can drink a gallon of water in less than four minutes, but, you will get sick. In spite of what your older siblings tell you.

Because you want something doesn’t mean you have to have it. Or that you deserve it. Or that it will be good for you. Controlling your urges or desires is the best thing you can and should do for yourself. In your early years people around you try to teach you right from wrong. They hit you or scream at you as punishment trying to prepare you for your future. The worst is when they say they are “disappointed in you” especially your father. Some may take all that advice and reverse it just for spite. Some learn from their mistakes and some learn from other’s mistakes. Others learn from the news agencies stating other’s mistakes and the prices they pay.

You are in control of yourself. Don’t let the phone, tablet or computer suck you in. Like a kid addicted to games. You are stronger. Put yourself on a phone diet. Don’t answer a text as soon as you get it unless your are expecting one. Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself “hey, I’m good looking” before your mom calls and tells you to go to bed.

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