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Louis Ades

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What are you addicted to and why?

What are you addicted to and why?

  • Dec 7 2012: Breathing!
    I can't even cut down at this point:)
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    Dec 6 2012: Im addicted to the big picture,where all the symbols and books and behaviours and buildings all speak metaphorically ,whispering in support of the truth ,we are all joined in this together. the big picture where careless creations that harm are no longer sustained because they diminish our view and experience of the big picture.the big picture,where behaviours that lead to reduced resources for groups in soft genocides are no longer business practices,the big picture,where men stand up for women and no longer quietly enjoy the birth privledges by sex,the big picture where history is all history,of all races,and their ideas acknowledged as theirs,the big picture where all racial stereotypes,sexual stereotypes are no longer fun at halloween. The big picture where everybody benefits and I can finally relax
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    Dec 6 2012: Knowledge.

    Knowledge to me is what a fundamentalist theist believes is God.
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    Dec 6 2012: Spliffs! I think it's the oral fixation more than anything.. and the feeling of smoke in my lungs. It just can't be beat! :)
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    Dec 4 2012: Long walks on hills and mountains. Can't live without it.

    It's my 'decompression chamber', my fix of spiritual refreshment, my gym, and thinking space.
  • Dec 4 2012: I'm addicted to the company of my friends, or just any other friendly souls out there willing to spend their time to just enjoy life and my energy can cope with. so really, just positive people.
  • Dec 4 2012: I'm still "sometimes" play online RPG games like "Star Wars Old Republic".
    I love this universe, but i have family and i can't spend much time on it.
  • Dec 3 2012: Coffee. I gave it up twice, and keep coming back to it for the aroma and flavor.

    TED. I crave new viewpoints and ideas I would never think of by myself.
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      Dec 4 2012: I would agree with the second portion of your comment. Because normally expanding ones mind is something that not all people would do on the regular. TED provides to the world the ability for all of us to expand our minds and viewpoints so that we do not have our blinders on to the expanding mind that our world is capable of in 2013 and beyond. I am addicted to TED!!