When you get something for nothing, you just haven't been billed for it yet. ~ Franklin P. Jones
"Hoarding Man" by Gary Locke - Visit TheGaryArtGood.blogspot.com
by Pete Ferguson
Hi, I'm Pete, and I'm a recovering addict.
I'm not addicted to drugs or booze (or smoking crack cocaine while I was in a drunken stupor in Toronto). I'm addicted to something much worse and more spiritually toxic.
I'm addicted to wanting something for nothing.
I'm inpatient at heart. I want everything. Now.
I understand hard work pays off, and that's great. I just want it to pay off immediately.
But when it does, I'm not happy with the results. In fact I'm empty inside and I want more.
I heard a great quote this week about addiction:
Addicts love things and use people.
And ain't that the truth? Because I can never get enough stuff to be happy. And lots of stuff without meaningful relationships is really an unhappy place for me to be. And so I go after more stuff, only to find that I only feel less happy - so of course I self-prescribe the need for more stuff.
But I did say I'm a recovering addict. And Step 1 is to admit to my problem - and to admit I am powerless over it. And so I'm declaring to the world that I'm recovering from stuff-itis (the desire of too much stuff).