I've been subscribed to NoFap for quite a long time and by now I've read countless thread titles and posts along the following lines: Society glorifies porn; The media glorify porn; The government/the Illuminati/ corporations want us to become porn addicts to keep us enslaved; Everyone told me that masturbation is healthy and that's why I became a porn addict; I was abused as a kid and that's why I became a porn addict; I was turned down by my crush and that's why I became a porn addict; Pornstars are exploitative and want us to worship them; Pornstars are exploited and producers want us to worship them and countless variations on the same topics. While all of these claims might have something to them, the truth is that none of them is the cause of our addiction, for if they were, nearly everybody in this world would have become addicted to porn by now. It was in light of these considerations that I've created this thread: its purpose is to collect personal responsibility acknowledgments for situations and events in your life, so that you're more mindful of the role you play in your successes and failures. Write down what's happened to you and how you influenced the outcome, for good or bad. It doesn't have to be related to porn addiction; it could be anything. E.g. My mother told me off because I never tidy up my room, and I always tell her that I don't have the time to do it. However, today I spent 3 hours playing videogames. I could have played one hour and then spent the remaining 2 hours tidying up. Taking responsibility is the first step to empowerment.