On The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power

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Gabor Maté in his TED talk about addiction & power hits home on so many levels.

He connects the emptiness we feel inside (often due to childhood neglect, abuse & trauma) to destructive behavior of all kinds including addiction, depression, suicide, emotional instability, and a general sense of pain we feel inside, pain we try to dull in various unhealthy ways.

He also talks about how this behavior is perpetuating itself over generations.

Listen to his plead for compassion, for kindness, for love.