I have been addicted to alcohol most of my adult life and the following video was a breath of fresh air. Interviews from the Soft White Underbelly channel have been my go-to place of late. The last one I saw was with a couple Mike and Stephanie in Los Angelas addicted to Fentanyl.
What I find so alluring and productive of Mark Laita’s work is it presents reminders to everyone which would not ordinarily be made available to the public of how easy it is to let yourself slide. ‘Everything you do matters, and you have to carry that with you.‘
I hear it here in Colombia and I heard it expressed as well in Jewish culture of the saying ‘Temor de Dios‘ (Fear of God). In the beginning, I took it as a zealous sleight of hand. But now I understand the true weight of its significance. Jordan Peterson often said he acts as if God exists. I think what it boils down to is – Don’t take advantage of that’s what given to you – such as your good health and youthful exuberance. See it as a blessing and give back to the Logos.
In the interviews I’ve seen so far, nearly everyone wished they didn’t take advantage of what they had when times were good. The ‘Temor de Dios‘ (Fear of God) is a substrate that now makes sense to me, and I understand why people way smarter than me act on it.
‘Everything you do matters, and you have to carry that with you.’