We are only human after all.

United States
August 16, 2009 8:55pm CST
Well, I am 24 years old and know that I have A WHOLE BUNCH more to learn. I have discovered that there are so many people in the world who have addictions. For a while I thought it was just drugs, but there is a whole realm of addictions. One that has caught my attention is shopping. I hate to see my friends who are struggling so bad in the economy go out on a shopping spree because it makes them feel better. I have one friend in particular who does that and then she will ask her brother who is my boyfriend to borrow money. I try to tell him to stop loaning her money, but he keeps doing it because him mom told him to always look out for his family and she just recently died. What are some addictions that you have experienced or see someone else experiencing?
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7 responses
@carolbee (16230)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I'm a smoker and that's a horrible addiction. I do know others who have problems with shopping and gambling. Both can be devistating and have effected others lives as well. I know of two men who loved to gamble. They both owned restaurants. They stole from their business and took the money gambling. Both lost their homes, cars and all furniture and other assets. It was a major mess. One continues to gamble but don't know about the other since I'm not close friends with either. Shopping in stores and online can also cause major problems. Don't think I know anyone personally who does either or both and has caused financial problems.
• United States
17 Aug 09
Oh yes, online shopping. I love online shopping although I am not addicted. It is just so nice to know that you have a package coming in the mail. I love it when I am expecting nice stuff at my doorstep.
@carolbee (16230)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I bought one item from e-Bay and was really happy. It's a butterfly, wrought iron wall hanging which is on the wall in the computer room.
• United States
20 Aug 09
I don't ever go to ebay anymore...I don't even think ebay...I make jewelry, so I can go overboard with the swarovski beads...
@mith018 (57)
• India
17 Aug 09
I am addicted to pepsi...i atleast drink half a litre a day...i just cant stop myself from drinking it...
• United States
20 Aug 09
That's so funny I just found out last night that a friend of mine is addicted to pepsi, she has cases of the cans of pepsi in her pantry.
• India
17 Aug 09
Hey you know what, one of my friends too is addicted to pepsi. Well I guess 2 of the people I know are addicted to it now... Good day to you..
• Malaysia
17 Aug 09
hi latoya i am kind of addicted to MYLOT for the moment ~ i sometimes start a topic and dream what is going tru ...
• India
17 Aug 09
Shopping sprees are a very bad addiction. I really haven't been able to understand how it helps to lessen someone's stress. You know what, I hae a sister myself who loves shopping, and well my girlfriend is of the same type too. I'm younger to my sis so there's (still) ain't any question of her borrowing money from me. Ya but she likes to give money to me. After all I'm her little brother .. And as for your question, ya I've seen really bad addictions myself, a few years back I had a friend who was addicted to food, and I'm not joking at all... He was so addicted, he used to always ask money from all of his friends including me and that too for a second helping... But hey, there are worse addictions too and I'm glad he wasn't addicted to any of them... Nice discussion friend, happy mylotting...
• United States
18 Aug 09
Thank You! I think that all addictions make people forget about their problems while they are in that moment, but after it is done they feel bad, so they keep doing it because they think that it will make up for the badness they felt when they did it before.
@nonersays (3337)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I have an addiction to the computer/internet. I actually get cranky if I have to go more than a day without logging on. I also have a caffeine addiction, and my hubby is addicted to DVDs. I can't get him to stop buying them even though we both know we don't have the cash for it anymore!
• United States
17 Aug 09
The internet has so much to do. They say it's the world at your finger tips. There is something for everyone and you don't even have to leave the house.
@kevinll (967)
• China
18 Aug 09
If you have a special habbit,you may think whether it is good or not. I like travelling, watching and so on. I often focus on the journey information, especially the information about a stranger who wanna find a partner. It is exciting with a stranger.
@tundeemma (895)
• South Africa
17 Aug 09
yes we all are humans afterall and we all have our weaknesses and sometimes no matter how hard we try to overcome such weaknesses we often find ourselves in them again and only God can explain that, i do believe one day everything will be alright and we will all have to feel good for the rest of our lives