Sunday, June 12, 2011
My wife is an addictions counsellor with a strong background in psychology. It's amazed me the sorts of things that people can become addicted to and I won't go into them here! However, she's always said that the first step to addressing any addiction is for the addict to admit it. Now according to her I am addicted to work (her definition of work includes anything that involves a computer, including books and papers, so it's quite broad). I have to admit that I do spend an inordinate amount of time doing things that fall into that definition; even when I'm watching TV I'll usually have a book or laptop on my knee (now it's often my iPad). But I'm not sure I'd say I was an addict. And even if I am, I'm not sure I'd want to be "cured". I think a lot of my friends and colleagues would also fall into that category. But then that last statement does apply to many other forms of addiction. Hmmmm.