10 May A different take on addiction
We need a different approach to those who battle addiction – a more compassionate approach. Many of us know people who have battled with addiction in one form or another. In this talk Glennon Doyle Melton walks us through it.
“People think of us addicts as insensitive liars but we don’t start out that way. We start out as extremely sensitive truth tellers. We feel so much pain and so much love and we sense that the world doesn’t want us to feel that much and doesn’t want us to need as much comfort as we need. So we try to pretend like we’re the people that we think that we’re supposed to be; we numb and we hide and we pretend. Pretending does eventually turn into a life of lies, but to be fair, we thought we were supposed to be lying…”