Addiction is unavoidable. Even if you’re committed to conventional sobriety, there are things you do that give your mind pleasure that you are powerless to stop doing them. Maybe it’s a destructive relationship, maybe it’s masturbation, maybe it’s Talenti gelato.

To an outsider, who just doesn’t get it, your compulsion and lack of self-control is irrational, jeopardizing your health, wasting your time and life.

But that’s not a sentiment you can relate to. Because the thing you’re addicted to is a thing you love doing and doing less of it sounds like the opposite of ideal.