We become addicts because life hurts
Somehow we adopted the unrealistic belief that life should be free from discomfort and pain, and that we shouldn't have to tolerate it. This unhelpful belief leads to further distress which drives the urge to engage in addictive behavior to escape the discomfort.
Yet, certainly, the wise learn many things from their enemies; for caution preserves all things. From a friend you could not learn this, but your foe immediately obliges you to learn it. For example, the states have learned from enemies, and not from friends, to build lofty walls, and to possess ships of war. And this lesson preserves children, house, and possessions.
The present theory then must be considered to be a suggested program or framework for future research and must stand ...
It seems that there is a very specific area in the brain which could be called poetic memory and which records what has charmed us, what has moved us, what gives our life its beauty.