Secret Addiction Essay

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Secret Addiction


Addictions are present in almost all of us. Whether it's a chemical
dependence, or simply talking on the phone, they can start to control your life
before you can even realize what is happening. Just a couple of years ago, I
had a problem peeling myself away from a certain activity. As odd as it may
sound, my own computer dominated my life.
I remember the situation quite clearly. In the typical day, I would
return home from school at around 3:00 or so. You see, most kids would set
their backpack down in their bedroom, head to the kitchen and grab a snack. On
the other hand, I was different.
The second I walked through the door, I would immediately throw my
backpack on the floor, quickly open the refrigerator and grab whatever food item
was in sight, and would then proceed to dart up the stairs to the computer chair.

Upon start-up of the computer, a warm and pleasant feeling would vibrate
through my entire body, straight down my spine. It almost felt as if I was in
some sort of heaven. Every keystroke of the keyboard sent a refreshing burst of
pleasure in each of my finger tips. The glowing monitor emitted delightful rays
that pleased and calmed my eyes. Oh yes, it was great to be home.
Of course, this does not even compare to the long and never-ending hours
I would spend on this machine. Although my bedtime was supposed to be around 10
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