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Mind Matter over Matter Matter


OR, why we respect quitters.

It turns out it’s not that I don’t have an addictive personality (meaning I don’t get addicted to substances easily), it turns out I don’t have an addictive brain

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/26/science/26brain.html

I was thinking about all those people who quit smoking, especially those who were addicted for years and tooklong and hard to get un-addicted. They fought their own brain to do so. That is more impressive than I previously thought. But it also mean that addiction is in the brain, and is a physiological response to stimulus.

So people who overcome addiction actually use their mental abilities to get over something that their brain physiologiclly promotes. That makes quitting all the more impressive, to me.

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