Happy Memorial Day!
Land of the Free, Because of the Brave
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People who feel listless and dull watch TV to make themselves feel better, then they feel listless and dull because they've been watching hours of TV. The character Fat Bastard in the Austin Powers movies makes the same point: "I eat because I'm unhappy, and I'm unhappy because I eat."Yeah. That part is definitely highlighted in my book! This is why I'm not good with library books. I like to highlight and take notes in the margins :) I guess you could say that I'm an emotional eater. I'm also a lazy eater, a convenience eater, an "it's there and it looks good, so i'm going to eat it" eater. I like food! It's so yummy!
The favorite medicine turns to poison, and temporary comfort becomes a source of more guilt, regret, and feelings of lack of control - which can lead to more indulgence in bad habits. It's a Secret of Adulthood: Make sure the things we do to make ourselves feel better don't make us feel worse.