Our Generous Gene | A different take on addiction
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A different take on addiction

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…” 


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Mike Dickson is the founder of Rainmaker Foundation, an exceptional community of individuals committed to make the world a better place. He began to understand the power of generosity when he co-founded the children’s charity Whizz-Kidz in 1990. Whizz-Kidz has since raised over £100 million to help more than 20,000 young people with mobility problems whizz about.

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