Controlled by Desires: I Must Have it Regardless of the Consequences

If you’re reading this, you mostly likely have witnessed this sort of behavior in yourself or perhaps someone you love or care about. It has always been a conundrum for me–I have never been able to wrap my mind around why I would go after something that I know is going to hurt me and others and in the end leave me unfulfilled and empty. One may surmise that it’s just selfishness on the part of the reckless person; they’re too wrapped up in self to care about how their actions affect others. This is definitely true to an extent; one cannot argue that point. However, it has been my experience that this does not get to the heart of the insanity of such actions. We all know people who are self-absorbed and while they exhibit selfish traits, they would never go off the deep end and risk everything for a few moments of pleasure. No, there is more to it than that. It’s not my intent to make excuses for such behavior; I simply would like to know what separates us from “normal” people. This is my first post on this subject, more to follow in the coming days.

BDK

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