“All human beings are becoming humanoids. All over the world, not just in America. We’re just getting there faster since we’re the most advanced country.” – Howard Beale
“History is indeed little more than the register of crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.”
– Edward Gibbon, historian (1737-1794)
“We can do much to reduce the shame and the stigma of drug addiction, once medical professionals, and we as a society, understand that addiction is not just ‘a disease of the brain,’ but one in which the circuits that enable us to exert free will no longer function as they should.”
– Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse
If our species does self-destruct, it won’t be because of addictions. It will be because of the dishonesty caused by additions.
“It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.” – Voltaire
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
“Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
It’s no accident so many money, power, and esteem addicts start out as neglected, abused, abandoned, and/or bullied children. Needy children, burdened with insatiable cravings, are predisposed to unhealthy addictions. Some use heroin to trigger dopamine, others trigger the neurotransmitter with money, power, and status.