Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by LustFREE, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. LustFREE

    LustFREE Fapstronaut

    Years ago, my mother printed up this simple poem and helped inspire me when I could have gotten off track. Just found it and thought I'd share.

    You got it from your father, it was all he had to give.
    So it's yours to use and cherish, for as long as you shall live.
    If you lose the watch he gave you, it can always be replaced.
    But a black mark on your name, son, can never be erased.
    It was clean the day you took it, and a worthy name to bear.
    When he got it from his father, there was no dishonor there.
    So make sure you guard it wisely, for when all is said and done,
    you'll be glad the name is spotless, when you give it to your son.
    Edgar A. Guest

    NONE of us EVER said to ourselves "gee, when I grow up, I want to be addicted to porn" OR "I want to be a professional masturbator!" Think about that but more importantly, what DO you want to be? Yes, there's 'stress' and anxiety in our lives but learn to internalize that and take the energy and focus it on ANYTHING more productive.

    Stay strong, commit yourself to being great for yourself and for others. Eliminate the bad habits, PMO/MO, leave them in the past BUT replace them with new goals and a focus on helping others. Make yourself great and then pay it forward for someone else and suddenly the world steadliy becomes a better place.
  2. AnythingIsPossible

    AnythingIsPossible Fapstronaut

    That's a beautiful little poem, it's really gonna help me get through the day :)
  3. dope-attack

    dope-attack Fapstronaut

    Agreed, that's a lovely poem.
  4. Progressive Death Mettle

    Progressive Death Mettle Fapstronaut

    There's a fellow by the name of Albert An who advocates NoFap on his YouTube channel. He mentions that quitting PMO WILL NOT solve other problems in your life. Monetary, emotional, physical issues will still be present.

    However, I can't completely agree with this viewpoint. During the short time I've done this experiment (roughly 3 months), I've stopped ALL compulsive behavior. My computer time is down and when I'm on I refrain from mindlessly clicking, whether its YouTube videos, Simpsons episodes, wrestling DVDs, you name it. I've also learned to control my eating and have lost a reasonable amount of weight (7-8 lbs). Perhaps most importantly, however, I no longer feel shame or anxiety in front of my friends my family or complete strangers. I can look them straight in the eye and give them 100 percent me.
  5. 1205k

    1205k Fapstronaut

    Wonderful poem, thanks

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