I do concede that I love the internet and the movies, but I do become dependent on them and they don’t run my life. I control what I want to watch, when I want to watch and if I don’t watch them for a few days, I don’t get withdrawal symptoms or get jittery. Even with coffee and soda, if I don’t have it one day, I don’t get panic attacks, headaches or can’t function without them. It is up to the individual that how they want something to control their lives. But to blame something else for your own weaknesses is like you are a robot and can’t control your own life. The problem is that we as society is increasingly blaming other things including our genes and other natural or unnatural causes for our dependency and not our individual responsibility as a human being.
It has become very easy now to become addicted and if you can’t get rid of that addiction, just go to a rehab to fix your problem. We have now without our knowing outsourced our health and mental issues to the so called experts because we have become too lazy to fix it ourselves. It is not that the dependency has made us weak; it is us that are not strong enough to withstand the temptation or we have made ourselves deliberately weak since we know that the cure is out there (if you have the money to get yourself fixed). But for some people, even that help is too late to save their lives.