[Poll] What addictions and compulsions do you have?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Discussion' started by Deleted Account, Jan 10, 2019.

Pick your poison(s)

  1. Hard drugs (heroin, meth, cocaine, ...)

  2. Soft drugs (alcohol, excessive spending, food, nicotine, weed, ...)

  3. PMO

  4. Drama (reality TV, news and social media)

  5. Groupthink (echo chamber of videos, podcasts or books)

  6. Forums and messaging (texting, whatsapp, reddit, discord, ...)

  7. Supernatural (self-help, occult, pop-psychology, philosophy, religion, conspiracy theories, ...)

  8. Fictional worlds (movies, TV, books, video games, self-made fantasy)

  9. OCD and Procrastination ("research", excessive cleaning up, ...)

  10. Good poison (sports, art, science, cooking, music, ...)

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  1. What do you use to escape reality? Vote and confess.

    Magnitude scale of influence/prevalence of X on you/in your mind:
    0: X plays no role in my life
    1: X has a relatively low influence on me or I don't think about it too much
    2: X enters my decision making or thoughts often
    3: X controls me or I think about it all the time
    4: I ran out of verbal expressions

    My confession:

    • Hard drugs - not yet
    • Supernatural - I used to buy into MBTI in high school
    • Drama - I do click on obvious clickbait videos and read tabloid stories sometimes
    • Good poison - I use my running shoes and swimsuit from time to time
    • Soft drugs - I eat a lot of unhealthy food and spend too much money
    • Forums and messaging - I'm sure writing this post is somehow an important thing to do...
    • Groupthink - I watch a lot of circlejerking videos of quacks like Jordan Peterson being debunked, stupid religious people getting owned, feminists getting owned, Trump or his fans getting owned and wage flamewars about those topics
    • Fictional worlds - I used to be a bookworm and later a gamer, now I exclusively engage in daydreaming
    • PMO
    • OCD and procrastination* - there are vital projects I absolutely need to do but haven't gotten to them for 3 years

    *I get that this is sort of a meta thing and everything else on the list could be labeled OCD or procrastination (or addiction) but the option is there to make a point that all of these things are largely inconsequential to our lives and we keep doing them because we're scared of doing the things we should.
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  2. I smoke one torpedo sized cigar every day.

    Maybe once a week I have a double Martini, with 2 shots of Bombay Sapphire Gin, no vermouth, and 3 olives.

    I try to live a life of Grace, so I spend a disporportinate amount of time at Church, or working at different charities. I identify with the poor and the downtrodden. Sometimes I give too much, and don't leave enough for myself.

    I PMO maybe once a week or fortnight at most.
  3. drac16

    drac16 Fapstronaut

    Cracking my knuckles. It's become such a habit that I'm not even conscious of when I'm doing it.
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  4. u376

    u376 Fapstronaut

    It's nitrogen bubbles in your bones
  5. I think too much and tend to overeat.
  6. SolitaryScribe

    SolitaryScribe Fapstronaut

    You might need to upgrade your hardware then!
  7. DogDaysOfLife

    DogDaysOfLife Fapstronaut

    0: (various things I don't do)
    1: Porn addiction which I'll count as mostly beaten back.
    2: Just the general online discourse. Junk food and caffeine also.
    3: Procrasturbation - lumping two things together there because I've always considered them connected.
  8. throwmealine

    throwmealine Fapstronaut

    I have the PMO, fictional worlds (I have a condition called Maladaptive Daydreaming, which is frankly a pain in the behind) and I procrastinate something chronic. Mind you, always having my hand in my shorts doesn't help to be honest. On top of that, I am into conspiracy theories.

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