Scary stuff here:
Why is compulsive behaviour so common in modern society? It seems to be linked to lifestyle choice. We are freer now than 40 years ago to decide how to live our lives. Greater autonomy means the chance of more freedom. The other side of that freedom, however, is the risk of addiction. The rise of eating disorders coincided with the advent of supermarket development in the 1960s. Food became available without regard to season and in great variety, even to those with few resources.
The logical conclusion to that argument is that in order to beat addiction we should reduce freedom.
Perhaps a reminder that there\’s no worse addiction than the one to power over other people\’s lives.