I’ve always considered myself to not have an addictive personality. That’s not to say that I don’t have vices, I do. Lots of them. None of them, however, have ever gottent the best of me. I’ve always felt that they have been well controlled and never interfered with, what I’ve always considered to be, my responsible life.
Sure, I like to drink. But, I’ve never skipped work to go to a bar at 10am and get drunk. I like to gamble, but not enough to throw my rent money away. I’ve even done drugs, but none of them has ever ‘had a hold’ on me.
I say all of this as I’m staring at a Starbucks. That’s significant because I drink Starbucks coffee nearly everyday. I do my best not to miss it and, when I do, I’m not in the best of moods. This revelation made me reevalutate what I always thought to be true.
Maybe I do have an addictive personality. Maybe I’m actually very addicted to things that I enjoy. I mean, I’ve continued to do them for the better part of my life. Maybe instead of thinking that I don’t have an addictive personality, I should start thinking that I have a ‘well-controlled’ personality. I have addictions, I’m just able to keep them in check. But, does that make them addictions at all?