The many addictions in life. DeShawn O. Johnson Baker College Addiction 2 Addiction one of the world’s least talked about tragedies. When we think of addiction the first things that comes to mind is drugs, there are hundreds of addiction in the world.
Most addictions are over looked or deemed not important but every day people find themselves sad depressed or out of character because of their addictions. Some addictions are money, men or women, sex, gambling, clothing, shoes, food and did I mention money. An addiction is usually frowned upon when seen form someone else’s eyes but form the inside out its powerful need in life. to many there addiction is more powerful that life itself. This essay will cover my thoughts of two essays, “I will take my voice back” by Quique Aviles and “Beating the odds “by Cara.
An addiction is something that many of us have and were to shallow to see it or where to strong to listen to others who try to help us. “I will take my voice back” essay by Quique Aviles describes the authors struggle with drugs and alcohol. Coming to America in the 1980’s he was faced with the struggle of a new life trying to make new friends or find people like his self and wanting to explore trying to fit in. During his time he realized that drugs had fit in him and death was next.
After 3 drugs and alcohol rehabilitation centers lost friends and loved ones he looked for help and found it in writing poetry and acting as a way from his addiction. Addiction 3 Beating the odds “essay by is a step in a different direction were the author Cara (2006) talks about an addiction with gambling and life choices. Gambling is something that’s looked at as a small addiction and a part of everyday life that’s over looked.
The author asks the question what’s the differance between yourself at a casino and yourself investing in stocks. The lessons learned in both are the same but are looked at different in life. She also talks about gambling in our ever day life from the people we meet, the dates we go on to the things we buy. In everyday life there’s little luck and sometimes it’s just how the cards fall. I have taken interest in both essays. I truly understand how easy it is to overlook. Our own addictions become our everyday life. I’ve had my drug addiction and I know firsthand how hard it is to lose yourself trying to fit in. rying to just feel good about yourself can be very overwhelming and being comfortable with yourself is a task at its own. I also understand the everyday gambles in life for the cars you buy and the people you meet and the highs and lows you get when winning or everything goes your way , while losing the whole worlds agents you. An addiction is one of the world’s great’s tragedies. Even though we all are addicted to something most of use overlook our own, as we focus on those around us. Aviles (2006) found his addiction from wanting to fit in as Cara (2006) found hers after losing it all.
We all find out the most important things in life after we’ve been down on our luck or Cara (2006) the cards didn’t fall right”. We must remember that we all have faults and try to something to help in the tough times or we truly love to have something around us to make us feel good about ourselves i. e. Money, men or women, sex, gambling, clothing, shoes, food and did I mention money. Addiction 4 References Cara (2006). Beating the odds: www. ThisIBelieve. com Q Aviles (2006). I will take my voice back: www. thisIbelive. com