Can a porn addict be successful ?

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by Deleted Account, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. I just wanna know if a porn addict can be successful in life. Can he or she be a successful businessman or something like that.

    Personally, I was not doing good in life and also with women at one time in my life, that is why I started watching porn, but after a period of time I changed, and I started doing well at school, and I was still watching porn, because I still didn't do well with women. After I went to University, I started to think about my porn addiction, and I found NOFAP, and from the first attempt I went 4 months with masturbating. I'm not successful yet in my life, but I think I'm in the right way. I'm willing to be successful with porn or without it.

    I think that there's a lot of successful people who are smoking and have other addictions, but it's the same thing. This is just an addiction its not mandatory to quit porn in order to be successful right?. At least this is my opinion. This is of course not a good habit, but it doesn't stop you from being successful.

    I want to know what do you think about this. Please give me your opinions on this topic ! I'm talking about financial success by the way.
     
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  2. Subzero-32

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    I think yes, you can be totally successful
    The thing is:you should be in control, and have self dicipline
    I used to watch porn once a week, and I was doing very well in all fields of life, the problem arrised when I lost control, and my life suddenly strated to center around sex
    The problem is, it's easy to get addicted to these things and our will power isn't that strong when we're feeling down, so it's better to keep this things off your life to be safe and strong, deal with it as you deal with drugs, don't ever overdose!
    But , subjectivelly speaking:if it doesn't cause you any psychological problems,like feeling shame or something ,and you manage to keep it under control and not taking over your life,then yes, you can be succesfull anyway
    No pschyological issue,no abusing of dopamine,then you're good
    Ps:I'm not in any way recommending watching porn , I'm just scientifically speaking about this
    If you're addicted already, then it's almost impossible to be intentional about porn, it's a compulsive behavior that needs an extreme soultion
     
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  3. tangoalfaromeodelta

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    Of course a porn addict can be successful. You can be a high functioning porn addict, a high functioning alcoholic, and a high functioning smoker.

    But why would you want to be?

    It's like putting life on hard mode for no good reason. It's harder to motivate yourself, harder to make connections - harder to relate to other people. It's harder to get pleasure from the little things, it's harder to see women as real people, and it's harder to achieve your dreams. Importantly for you, it's harder to start a business, harder to engage and keep clients and harder to turn a profit.

    If you can quit porn, quit porn. It might make your life excruciatingly difficult for a period of one to two years. It will make your life far far easier once those two years are up.
     
  4. ShadyPerson

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    Yes, a porn addict can become succesful.

    And a poor wage slave from a developing country can become a multimillionaire.

    But it sure as hell doesn't make it any easier.
     
  5. MuscularSherlockHolmes

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    Of course! It can happen. But is it optimal? Any kind of addiction goes on to detract from your potential at the end of the day!
     
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  6. ⏳⏳⏳

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    I would say no. Unlike other bad habits compulsive porn use demands you spend as much time as possible on it. If you want to be extraordinarily successful, working just for 8 hours per day is not going to cut it. Not to mention that those 8 hours will have you already exhausted thanks to the porn session in the morning, distracted since you'll be thinking about the porn you'll watch in the evening, the brain fog, shame and social anxiety... I don't think any Fortune 500 CEO has watched porn more than once in the past month.
     
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  7. One Eyed Owl

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    Yes it definitely can happen, although I would trade financial success for a job that I'm passionate about.
     
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  8. ShadyPerson

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    Ps. @TenYears your profile picture triggered me to rewatch "SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now)" -- A Bad Lip Reading of The Empire Strikes Back and I regret nothing.
     
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  9. ShadyPerson

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    Yoda is cool and extremely memeable while being simultaneously a serious and interesting character.
     
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  10. Theking123

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    Yes you can be successful but I don't think if you are a porn addict you will ever feel happy or motivated
     
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  11. Ronaldo Machuca

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    Lol yeah? Why is that a question? Pornstars are making thousands of dollars. I think Riley Reid is a millionare or close.
     
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  12. Bzenk

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    Depending on what you mean by financial success, i would say yes and i am an example of one. Not super rich by any means, but have a great job that pays very well and allows me to easily maintain a family of 4. Been a high performer at work.. but suffer internally due to my habit( 20 plus years).. i only realized about 5 yrs ago that this was an addiction and is keeping me from achieving great things that im actually capable of.
     
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  13. Pornstars are making money from porn. I'm talking about making money from other things besides porn. Like real estate, trade or marketing...
     
  14. Depends on your definition of success. Success is a subjective thing.
    If youre referring specifically to financial and or career success. Then sure. There are lots of addicts that have been financially sucessful. Porn addiction is no different. I know several alcoholics that have realized great financial and business success. Their home and family life is another issue. Some people can be addicts but still be high functioning in their work place.
     
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  15. Ronaldo Machuca

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    He said porn addicts. Riley Reid seems to be porn addict. She legit loves what she does. doing porn and getting paid. So be more specific.
     
  16. bigboibez

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    Yes. I think i am successful for my age. Im 22 have a sick car a dseireable job workout daily.

    I only fap 1 to 2 times a week but i am definitely addicted because at the weekend its compulsive and to very weird genres. I stopped beating myself up about it and realised its not a failure of will and i just need to replace it.
     
  17. Uncomfortably Numb

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    In my experience yes a porn addict can be successful BUT I did experience limitations.

    For example I had a 30 career in law enforcement where I rose to middle management and I also had 2 long term relationships with beautiful women HOWEVER porn was always there drawing me back and occupying so much of my time.

    As a result I didn't progress to senior levels at work and both relationships eventually broke down after 10 or so years.

    If you can STAY AWAY FROM PMO and FULFIL YOUR POTENTIAL
     
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  18. I think that kind of person can be successful same way a drug addict can be. People have different standards for what is success.... it can be just money , fame or something else.
     
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  19. I'm talking about money. I don't think that a porn addict can be successful in a relationship with women, I'm talking specifically about money.
     

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