Addiction Habits are they the same

Everybody is addicted to something, hooked on something, anything.

It seems to me the brain gets tweaked, doing the same thing over and over and it seems to pick up speed in the sense it remembers you should be doing something, something you did a number of times before, like a natural body reminder.

Addictions/habits I believe are same but different.

Everybody talks about being addicted to drinking, smoking or drugs and going to the gym at the same time. We are regimented to take our medicine on time. (And that’s a good thing) Go to school on time, etc.

Our mind is easily trained and hooked.

When the addiction word comes up, it always refers to drinking, smoking or drugs. But are you hooked on anything else?   Sure, everybody is. That’s why they’re all habits and all habits can be broken.

So, scientists say it takes 21 days to break or make a habit. And I think that’s quite possible.

Latest NEWS Flash ….. A new study says it takes 66 days to break a habit.

Sure smoking is addictive and hard to quit,  everybody, doctors included, tells you it’s an addiction and could be treated with “other drugs” Then when you beat the habit, you find yourself saying, “but I sure like that stuff the doctor gave me. Can I have some more … I feel a craving coming on.”

I watch our cats. They are repetitious and they like routine. Are they addicted to waking you up at 6 am every morning?  Do they watch that clock, can they even tell time?  But they are on time every time.  Are they addicted or just in a routine or are they habit freaks?

I’d like to think some of us are smarter.

I’d like to think that we are smarter than our cats and if it’s a habit, train your mind to think differently.  It’s only a habit, remember the 21-day rule.

All companies spend big dollars to convince you their product is better and cheaper than the rest. Their strategy is for you to get used to their product and then you’ll keep buying it.

HOOKED OR HABIT

A few years back, car manufacturers came up with some interesting thinking. You will always go back to buying the FIRST original car you ever owned. So they target graduating college students to buy their brand of vehicle.  Only one stipulation,

they’ve never owned a car before and this is their first one.

I, myself, try not to get into a habit, like having a cigarette after sex. The sex is ok, but the cigarettes have to go.

That’s a joke because I don’t smoke!

So I would like to think humans are smarter than a repetitious animal, as loving as they are, they are still routine/habit freaks.

We should be smarter than that, without exchanging one drug for another. Let’s all get with the program. If it’s not good for you, your body will tell you. Give it a good try and then just … change it.

So after saying all that,

 Meet you at the coffee shop tomorrow at the same place, same time as we always do. ……. “HABIT”

I’m not saying it’s easy to change some habits, but I would like to think we’re all smarter than our furry friends.

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COMPUTERS SMARTER THAN YOU

CAN YOUR COMPUTER LEARN ALL YOUR BAD HABITS?

MANY YEARS BACK WHEN THE PHYSICAL  COMPUTER WAS JUST IN INFANCY MODE, I PURCHASED A

STATE OF THE ART RADIO SHACK ELECTRONIC CHESS SET. 

YOU CAN PLAY WITH A LIVE BODY OR IF THERE’S NO ONE AROUND YOU CAN PLAY THE COMPUTER AS YOUR OPPONENT.

BUT, THAT’S OK, HOW HARD COULD IT BE? A PERSON PROGRAMMED THE MACHINE SO TO ME, IT WOULD BE THE SAME.

THERE WERE 1 TO 10 LEVELS. IST LEVEL, PIECE OF CAKE AND AS IT GOES UP THE LEVELS, THE HARDER IT WAS. ONE THING I NOTICED, WHEN I WAS CLOSE TO WINNING THE GAME, FUNNY THINGS WOULD START TO HAPPEN.

WHEN I GOT LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET IT IN CHECK AGAIN, THE GAME WOULD JUST TURN OFF. I’M THINKING, DID I HIT A WRONG BUTTON? DID SOMEBODY DISCONNECT THE POWER?

I HAD THAT STUPID CHESS GAME IN CHECK.

AND IT STILL DIDN’T DAWN ON ME.

THE FEW TIMES I HAD MY COMP-OPPONENT IN CHECK, I NOTICED THAT IT WAS THE COMPUTERIZED CHESS GAME THAT WAS GOING TILT, SHUTTING DOWN. THIS GAME BOARD COMPUTER, IT DIDN’T LIKE TO LOSE.

I WOULD GO SO FAR AS TO SAY, IT WAS LEARNING MY MOVES, MY HABITS, IT WAS ON TO ME LIKE A WET BLANKET.

THAT COULDN’T BE RIGHT, it’s ONLY A STUPID CHESS GAME. Eh

I GUESS I’M WATCHING TOO MANY STAR WAR MOVIES.

FAST FORWARD TO TODAY

FAST FORWARD TO TODAY AND THE NEW COMPUTERS ARE PROGRAMMED TO LEARN YOUR HABITS, “MAKING THINGS BETTER FOR THE CONSUMER” they say.

MAYBE THEY DO AND MAYBE THEY DONT

GO ONLINE (WWW) AND SOME COMPUTER, AND PROBABLY YOURS, IS SQUEALING ON YOU!

TELLING EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD, THIS IS WHAT I HAVE  BEEN LOOKING UP AND THE NEXT TIME YOU GO ON THE WEB, (FUNNY HOW IT HAPPENS), UP COMES EVERYTHING YOU’VE BEEN INQUIRING ABOUT FOR THE LAST WEEK.

GOOD THING OR BAD THING

YOU BE THE JUDGE.

MY POINT WOULD BE IF YOU USE THAT SAME TECHNOLOGY IN DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS, YOU COULD GET ENTIRELY DIFFERENT RESULTS LIKE I WROTE IN MY POST “THE OTHER ROOM”.

TECHNOLOGY IS A WONDEROUS THING.

IT WILL BE A SCARY THING WHEN THESE “MACHINES” GET SMARTER AND THEY WILL, JUST KEEP ON LEARNING AND OUR BRAINS, WELL —–

JUST GET MORE AND MORE  ……. PICKLED FROM NOT BEING USED.

SO, YOU BE THE JUDGE.

THIS IS ONLY A MOVIE, BUT IT DOES HAVE GOOD ACTORS.  .. I ROBOT

a couple of  more fun movies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0jhCZ_lo3Y

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