Tags : addiction

When the Fun Stops, Stop: The Problem with FIFA

Once a year, EA release the latest instalment of its flagship game, FIFA, which seems to thrive on compulsive gaming habits. The danger is that such mechanics eventually inspire a lifestyle that very quickly becomes hard to go back on. It’s all too easy to arrange a commute around new content or a weekend around an online league. Eventually, payday can quite easily finance a summer sat inside, waiting for the release of a few blue cards.Read More

Versus Smoking – Part Two

Welcome back. I’m trying to quit smoking, and I’m using literature, philosophy and the President of the United States to do it. Let’s continue. Addiction, as we have seen, is tied to emptiness – a hunger. Smoking belies satisfaction and has carcinogenic, mutagenic and ultimately deathly properties. So, in order to overcome the real crux […]Read More

Versus Smoking – Part One

Welcome. I am trying to quit smoking. The following is a conduction of a kind of self-therapy through which I try to learn more about smoking and addiction by analysing both literary fragments (admittedly scant) which muse upon smoking and my own mind/consciousness, with the eventual goal being some sort of developed or more thorough […]Read More