Surviving the Comfort Zone by Roy Masters
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LOVE. It is one of the most commonly used words in the
English language—and one of the most powerful. From childhood
we yearn for love because it holds such great promise
of happiness, fulfilment, and permanence. As we get older, the popular culture tells us "love is all you need," but we soon learn the "needing" never really stops. The emptiness in our lives that we keep trying to fill never really gets filled, not by spouse, lover, friend, career, possession, pet, or whatever else we turn to for comfort.
Sometimes, we think we've found something that will make us
happy, but then the pain of longing comes back stronger than ever.
No matter what we do, the "hot and cold" moods of desire and frustration seem to haunt us, until we start to think it's the normal way to be. But we know it's not.
The braver ones of us can face this, and start looking for real answers, but most people try to soothe the pain any way they can. And there are plenty of people ready to help—for a price. Drugs, alcohol, cigarettes are the usual methods, but for all the public focus on these, there are more common escapes—possibly more dangerous - like movies and television, sex, or even music if used the wrong way. And when it comes to surviving the comfort zone, there is no greater temptation than food.