One of the most “beautiful” things about living this oxymoron lifestyle is that it doesn’t discriminate. It welcomes all genders, all races, all religions and all ethnicities. It creates purpose, focus and unyielding commitment by the individual. It leads to the development of community support which adds security to the individual’s life knowing an answer to the most important problem in life can easily be answered by another caring person. How many of us can say we have people in our lives we can turn to for this type of caring support?
We, as a society, worry about jobs, children, families, financial obligations and so many other responsibilities that create stress in our lives. The oxymoron lifestyle this article discusses removes ALL of these problems. It is a lifestyle that has created a discipline to SILENCE THE NOISE of the world. Each waking day provides a driven purpose for existence. There is a mission and relentless pursuit for achievement. This is a goal driven, focused lifestyle. It organizes all of life’s responsibilities in such a manner that it removes the typical stress responses they produce.
With all the attributes associated with this lifestyle it should not be surprising that the number of people pursuing this path is growing by leaps and bounds. How many of us are currently thinking to ourselves, “how can I jump on this bandwagon?” As close to a heavenly lifestyle as this may sound, one may be surprised to find out those living this lifestyle may disagree.
Can you imagine being free everyday to wake when you choose; to live in multiple places we call “home” without fear of interest rates and adjustable rate mortgages? Can you imagine everyday living a lifestyle where the only decision that needs to be made is based on when and how your personal needs shall be met?
If this lifestyle sounds like one you would be interested in, please let me know. But, before you decide to pursue this path let me provide you with the formal name of this lifestyle: It’s called:
Addiction is a PROCESS that leads to a loss of self identity in favor of satisfying a PHYSICAL and/or EMOTIONAL NEED(s.) Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, food, work or some other compulsive disorder, we, as a society, need to become more tolerant and show greater compassion for those suffering addiction. It’s ironic how we judge those suffering addiction harshly for avoiding accepting responsibility for their “behavior” and then follow their pattern of avoidance by denying responsibility for helping them get the support they need.
At what point in life do we say the trade off between our wants and their needs requires RE-BALANCING?