The Addictive Society and Cannabis

Here really is the first of a three-part series in regards to the contextual influences modern society continues on mood disorders and addictions, two ) that the risks of buy-in( and 3) the possibility of soul renewal via (although not restricted to)therapeutic cannabis use.

Section I: The Addictive System

“We live in a society bloated with data yet starved for intelligence. We’re connected 24/7, yet anxiety, anxiety depression and loneliness reaches an all-time high. We must course-correct.” ~Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

The most”addictive system” (inch ) may be the elephant in the family room. Mood disorders and dependence, like everything else, do not occur in a vacuumcleaner. Yet we have a tendency to miss the social social’distance’ when only dedicated to individual concerns, like depression and stress or psychiatric and socialmedia addictions.

What exactly is this circumstance?

It is an invisible emotional surroundings, the wallpaper in which people are unwittingly succumbing to dependence or suffering mood disorders. The rise in antidepressant medications and also the number of suicides profile the growing dark aspect of contemporary society.

It is a complex, interconnected web of people (government) and private corporations, aligned with social media in the promotion and advertising of information, products and services 24/7: a more surround sound cacophony of targeted messaging designed to shape both public opinion and an ever-stronger consumer mindset.

Some call it propaganda.

Intangible, psychological theories are employed to marketing and sales, ones that allegedly drive all humans: the perceived need for: societal status, safety, winning, and the ideal image, acquiring the very best, looking good, gaining an edge, keeping up with your neighbor, excellence, being the first, etc.. Advertising messages subsequently weave-in the assurance of assisting the’consumer’ achieve one or another of these intangible aims if they purchase their own information, product and/or support. The ubiquity of these messages in society have become normalized and much welcomed.

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