This is the very first of a three part sequence about the contextual influences modern society has on addictions and mood disorders, two) the risks of buy in, and 3) the possibility of soul renewal via (but not limited to)therapeutic cannabis use.
Aspect I: The Addictive System
"We inhabit a modern society bloated with information yet starved for wisdom. We're connected 24/7, fear, yet anxiety, depression and loneliness is at an all-time high. We have to course-correct." ~Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey
The "addictive system" (one) will be the elephant in the living room. mood disorders and Addictions, like everything else, don't appear in a vacuum. Yet we are likely to avoid the overarching societal' space' when only concentrated on individual problems, including depression and anxiety or opioid as well as social media addictions.
Just what is this context?
It is an invisible psychological environment, the backdrop within which people are unwittingly succumbing to addiction or even suffering mood problems. The increase in antidepressant prescriptions and also the number of suicides profile the raising dark side of contemporary society.
It is a complex, interconnected web of public (private corporations and government), lined up with the mass media in the advertising of info, products and services 24/7: a surround-sound cacophony of targeted messaging designed to shape both public opinion and an ever stronger customer mindset.
Some call it propaganda.