At the recent The Hindu Lit for Life 2016 event, Diya Sethi introduced her book, “The Addict: A Life Recovered”. It’s the author’s account of how she became addicted to Anorexia-Bulimia (over-eating or under-eating of food) and her fight to get rid of the addiction. Wait, she is now in the food business, successfully making a business out of her addiction!
Here are some quotes from this session,
“Addiction is a response to pain; it’s not a sickness.”
“An over-sensitive person is more prone to addiction.”
“We can become addicted to surfing the Internet, playing video games, relationships, and pretty much anything else. If exercise becomes injurious to health (instead of keeping you healthy) even that is addiction.”
Think about it – we are all addicted to something or other in varying degrees. We ought to recognize when an addiction becomes harmful and try to get rid of it as soon as possible.
The author chronicles her struggle with addiction and how she managed to get out of it successfully. She says it took many years and a lot of unconventional thoughts/actions.
If you want to know more about the author’s journey, check out her book from here.