Money Obsession – The Root of All Evil

Is money really the root of all evil? We all here the saying but, I don’t think we realize how true it really is. It may not be the money itself, but the obsession over money that makes it the root of all evil. Committing crimes, robbing banks, killing people for an inheritance, gambling, greed, steeling etc. the list goes on. Money obsession is an addiction that has the power to destroy a person’s life and have a strong effect on the people around them.

There is nothing wrong with wanting more money or wanting to be rich. Who would not want to be rich, live stress free and have money rolling out of your teeth. That is what most of us are working for. All of our lives revolve around or have something to do with money but, it is a whole different story when you are obsessed over it. Money obsession can take over your soul and turn a good person into bad. It has the power to control you and what you do. That is why it can be evil.

If you find yourself constantly thinking about money or how you can become rich. Try to slow down and value the people around you or the things you already have. If you are able to control your lust for money and how you handle it. You will find that there are more important things in life than money.

Instead of thinking about the lottery, gambling or easy ways you can get rich fast. Try to use that time to think of a plan and set goals on how you can start making more money. Trying to find the easy way out never works and always comes with consequences. It is never to late to do what you want. The first step to getting rich on your own is to get rid of your obsession over money. Money can be the root of all evil but, it is up to you to change that and make it the root to a better life.

The Addictive Personality Part Two

Much has been written about genetic predisposition and its relationship to addictive personalities. Having an addict in the family does not guarantee that everyone in the family will become addicts. But many believe that hereditary factors can raise a person’s level of vulnerability to substance abuse or other addictions. That may explain why some gamble in moderation and others compulsively-why some can drink for enjoyment and others become alcoholics.

It does seem as if those with the genetic predisposition will engage in some type of excessive behavior but will not necessary choose the same stimuli they have been exposed to. Adult children of alcoholics may never drink but they may become addicted to gambling. Children of drug addicts may exercise excessively or be workaholics.

There is no single gene that determines a person’s susceptibility to addiction. Studies comparing identical and fraternal twins estimate that genetic factors account for 40 to 60 percent of the occurrence of the gene variation.

Researchers have discovered a number of genes that link to addiction through DNA testing. One gene causes dizziness and nausea from smoking and is more present in non-smokers than smokers. Alcoholism is rare in those who have two copies of the ALDH2 gene. Other genes have been linked to narcotic dependency.

Variants in certain genes have been shown to suppress dopamine signals in the brain. Those with these blunted receptors have the need to seek higher levels of stimulation to reach the same level of pleasure as those who don’t have the variants. DNA testing can offer vital clues in battling addiction but the use of it is very controversial. The concern is that some may use this information for discrimination purposes.

It comes down to the nature versus nurture argument. Environment and upbringing are believed to be equally important in shaping the personality. Our life circumstances and emotional experiences may have more influence than our genetic make-up does. Under this theory no matter our chemical make-up, we still have the ability to choose and control our actions.

There are factors that may indicate a higher risk of developing a serious addiction. People who have difficulty thinking about the long term consequences of their actions are more susceptible to developing an addiction. So are those who do everything in excess and/or to extremes, and those who habitually substitute one compulsion for another. For example, stressed out workaholics may come home at the end of the day and start drinking to help them relax. They may use cybersex because they don’t have time for real relationships. They may stress-eat.

Those with addictive personalities are most vulnerable during periods of heightened stress such as adolescence and times of transition. People who suffer from mental illnesses, emotional disorders, and personality disorders are highly prone to addiction as well. Without being aware that they have a condition, they may self-medicate to manage emotions using substances or behaviors to relieve whatever discomfort they may feel.

Nonconformists, non-achievers, and those with deviant personalities are also prime candidates for addiction. Many adult addicts report having been subjected to deprivation or overindulgence in their childhoods. Others report that they were negatively impacted by their parents’ constant, unpredictable fluctuation between over-praise and over-criticism.

Addictions are unmanageable, excessive, and repetitive. The addiction activity begins harmlessly with a pleasurable experience, but over time more and more of the activity is needed to achieve the same effect. People become dependent on the high they get and find it difficult to stop the behavior. If deprived of their fix they will find a substitute. If forced to stop the behavior they will suffer physical or psychological symptoms of withdrawal that compel them to resume the addiction. Over time they lose the ability to cope with life without the addictive stimuli.

People with addictions will deny that what they’re doing is detrimentally affecting them while work, family, and social relationships suffer and their health declines. Their desperation often lead them to take extremes in getting the fix, which ultimately creates financial and legal issues.

Addictions can be classified as hard or soft. Hard addictions, also known as substance addiction, are categorized by the rapid affect they have on many aspects of the person’s behavior as well as the effect they have on everyone around him or her. Abuse of alcohol, barbiturates, and narcotics are usually the source of this type of addiction. This is different than substance abusers who use from time to time. Substance addicts spend every waking moment finding ways to buy and use drugs or alcohol.

With soft addictions the abuser uses activities that are harmless to most people. The consequences of those behaviors are not immediately felt. Cigarette smoking and coffee drinking are two commonly known examples of soft addictions. It is much easier to hide soft addictions and cover up the behaviors that result from them. But soft-addictions have the propensity to lead to more serious addictions down the road.

Gambling is another common example of a soft addiction. Gamblers with addictive personalities go through three stages. In the first phase, also known as the winning phase, the person has control over his or her behavior. The second stage is known as the losing phase. In this phase the person begins gambling alone, gambling large sums of money, and borrowing cash to pay off mounting debt. The third phase is called the desperation phase. In this phase the gambler engages in more risky, sometimes illegal behavior. In desperation he or she may borrow money from non conventional sources. Depression and attempted suicide are common in the third phase of gambling.

Other examples of soft addictions are eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive over-eating. Though there are other factors that contribute to this type of behavior, it can develop into pathological behavior that is very similar to addiction. The anorexic fixates on the goal of losing weight. Once the person begins dieting he or she finds it very hard to stop. Those with bulimia are after the same goal as those who are anorexic, but the mode of operation is different. Instead of limiting their diet they binge on large amounts of food and then purge it before their bodies have the chance to digest it. Compulsive eaters are not concerned with weight loss or weight gain, though the disorder often results in obesity. They have a compulsive urge to eat, whether hungry or not.

Something as beneficial as exercising can become a preoccupation or addiction to those who are predisposed to having one. Running is the most prevalent; runners are known to get a runner’s high and can become dependent on it. This is attributed to mood-enhancing chemicals called endorphins that are released during exercise. An addiction occurs when the exercise activity is used as an escape or a coping mechanism. It’s a problem when it becomes so excessive that the body suffers injury, and when it negatively impacts relationships.

Compulsive buying falls under the category of soft addictions. Those who do it are addicted to the buzz it gives them. It has nothing to do with what they are buying, it is simply their drug. They buy only for the sake of buying without ever intending to use it. Those with this disorder often suffer from other disorders such as depression, mood swings, and anxiety. Buying gives them temporary relief, but after they do it they feel heightened anxiety and intense guilt. One study showed that twenty percent of compulsive buyers suffer from an eating disorder as well.

The two newest additions to the soft-addiction category are Internet abuse and cell phone abuse. They are more prevalent in younger generations, though there is a significant number of older people who develop these addictions as well.

Those who have an Internet addiction, also known as pathological Internet use, find they cannot control their usage of it. They may be drawn to online games, social networking sites, or other online sites, and will spend an excessive amount of time there. The use becomes an addiction when withdrawal symptoms such as mood changes are suffered when they are away from it.

Some people become addicted to cyber relationships. A problem occurs when these relationships are used to avoid face to face, interpersonal interactions. This addiction can lead to social, psychological, and work or school problems.

A recent study shows that those who are addicted to cell phone use display behaviors very similar to those with addictive personalities-low self-esteem, approval seeking, insecurity. Cell phones have become indispensable in our lives, but they can reinforce the tendency of over-attachment for those with addictive personalities.

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Critical Review Of The Hyper Remix Skill Stop Slot Machine

Casino game happens to be the most breathtaking games allover the world. In case playing poker, slot machines are the most usual system that is used in casinos. It is natural that there are several types of slot machines for the poker, and they are full of useful features.

Among them one of the best models is this Hyper Remix Skill Stop Machine that comes with all the features and excitement that a casino provides. It is better to say that along with other slot machines, this machine includes some more features, and promise jackpots every moment. Users will be glad to know that they are able to play just inside their home.

The most important feature of Hyper Remix Skill Stop Machine is the friendly usage, and loaded with all type of supporting materials. Once after delivery the machine is free from additional installations, and the users are able to plug them directly into their walls.

The machine takes 110-volt AC current to start slotting, and that seems to be the requirement for daily household. The Hyper Remix Skill Stop Machine is a factory re-furbished slot machine. The factory is giving two years warranty on every purchase of these slot machines but the users are not getting any warranty on the light bulbs used within the machine.

The users are able to operate the machine with the help of a single key, and that is enough to manage the entire functions. The machine comes with a reset switch rather a key that helps to change mode of operation, and along with that, users are able to alter the winning odds.

Without any argument or discussion, the machine can be described with a single word, simple. The machine comes with an exact telephone and customer support manual. Users are provided with unlimited customer care support free of cost any time they wish to have.

The list of features also includes custom-made labels that are made to make easy locating the reset switch power. Apart from this, the users do have an opportunity to control the volume, and to do that they need not take any support from the helping manual.

The machine allows the opportunity to play with three coins at a time and users are free to ask for any support through e-mail. The Hyper Remix Skill Stop Machine is loaded with total light and sound effects that encourages the users to get the original casino experience.

The machine includes superior quality interactive backlit LCD Screen, and the machine provides animated display. Users of this machine are entitled to get unlimited customer care free of cost. Once the machines are unloaded from the container, the inner components are properly cleaned, and lubricated so that they gives better performance, and the outer side of the cabinet are repaired.

To bring back the original shine, the machines are coated with long lasting wax solution. Only after it gets the approval of the technicians, they are shrink-wrapped for shipping. It means the users are completely safe while slotting inside their living room.

Nice Day Skill Stop Slot Machine – An Overview

Nice Day Skill Stop Machine is a type of skill stop machines refurbished ones from the factory. They are quite affordable and a person can posses one to spend his idle time at a very low and reasonable cost. The machines, although are refurbished, functions well and are new-like in their looks.

The Nice Day Skill Stop Machine is not troublesome and requires very little toil to be installed. The machine do not require any extra cost and extra installation set up but get installed easily onto the wall with the 110 volt of ready electricity. This factory refurbished slot machines comes with two-year warranty.

The manufacturers provide guarantee on all machine parts except the light bulbs. There is warranty on all the technical parts of the machine but as the light bulbs are electrical, there is uncertainty in the proper functioning of the bulbs.

The Nice Day Skill Stop Machine comes with a key to access all the aspects of the machine. Attached to it is a reset switch or a key to change the odds to the desirable variants. The manufacturers provide a basic operating manual that the customer can refer, if they need any help regarding the installation and proper functioning of the machine. The customers may also take the help of a knowledgeable technician for the installation.

However, the company assumes that the installation of the machine is to be done by the customer himself and thus the manual, guides the buyer of the machine with the complete illustrative description of the required functioning of the body parts of the Nice Day Skill Stop Machine. Besides this, the company also provides telephone services to the customers where the customers could call and ask various queries about the machine and its parts and get the most appropriate and technical answers.

The company also provide custom-made labels that are helpful for those who do not want to go through the manual repeated times while installing the Nice Day Skill Stop Machine and in those cases when the functioning of the machine is faulty and needs technical, guidance. Because of the custom-made labels, the customers can quite easily locate the reset switch power and the volume controls.

Most of the refurbished machines can play 1, 2 or a maximum of 3 coins at one point of time. Some of the machines are also re-created in such a way that they can actually play a maximum of three coins simultaneously. For further queries, you may contact them through the personalized e-mail services. Through the e-mail, you may also ask the manufacturers various questions about the problems that you are facing regarding the Nice Day Skill Stop Machine that the user has bought from them.

One of the major advantages that attract the customers towards the Nice Day Skill Stop Machine is the light and sound effects that are exactly similar and equally enjoyable as in the casinos and clubs. However, the machines only accept tokens and cannot be changed to accept coins very efficiently. Nevertheless, the Nice Day Skill Stop Machine also provides animated displays and video screen displays that are in accordance to the games that the user buys.