Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cheat the Worms!!!

Suicide is not the answer. Do not believe in the false $ profit of Jackson Teller.

Television show addiction can happen at any age, but it usually starts when a person is young and influenced by (dumb shit) what they see on T.V.  If you continue to follow cancelled shows despite the alienation and harmful consequences of becoming anti-social, you could be an "addict." It is important to talk to a Addiction Specialist about it — your eyesight and very future could be at stake!

Have friends or family told you that you are behaving differently since starting to watch a particular show? – such as acting withdrawn, frequently tired or depressed based on the happenings within the show, or hostile when a favorite character is killed off? You should listen and ask yourself if they are right - and be honest with yourself. These changes could be a sign you are developing a television show addiction problem. Parents sometimes overlook such signs, believing them to be a normal part of the teen (from teen to late 30's evidently) years, dressing like you’re a part of some imaginary motorcycle gang, or a survivor on a island “Lost” or maybe you have Superpowers and believe your party of some larger group of "Superfriends"? Only you know for sure if you are developing a problem because of your television use. Here are some other signs:

Hanging out with different friends who watch the same shows as you.
Not caring about your appearance if your show isn't on tonight; why even get out of bed?.
Getting worse grades but knowing more about a "fictional" city than the city you live in.
Missing work or skipping school to watch re-runs on Netflix.
Losing interest in your favorite activities (sex) outside of your "favorite" show.
Getting in trouble in school or with the law just like the “club” does.
Losing our job because you won't shut up about an episode titled, "Laying Pipe."
Have different eating or clothing habits based on imitating the shows placement marketing.
Having more problems with family members and friends because they don’t respect your imaginary television club.

There is no special type of person who becomes addicted. It can happen to anyone.

Let's start the healing process together:

Admit you are powerless over watching Sons of Anarchy — that your Tuesday nights have become unimaginable without having an hour long dose of Jackson "Jax" Teller's ass coming out of a shower or Juice taking it like a trooper from inside a jail cell.

Kutter Sutter has left you stranded without the sustenance needed to go on with your lives. You need to reclaim your grip on reality and a firm grasp on your own sanity.

You waited three days, and Jax did not rise from the grave. Now it is time to turn the television off. Kurt Sutter has abandoned you to your own devices after addicting you to his for the last seven years.

Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of yourself. Clean out your "officially licensed" wardrobe.

Admitted to yourselves, and to another human being* the exact nature of your wrongs (*actors from the show do not count. Do not attempt to talk to the television screen.)

You are entirely ready to remove existence of your hometown or neighborhood SOA mini-charter. Some of you got together and made your own vests and came up with our own "member" nicknames. You may have even changed the name of the family pet to "Chucky" or "Milo" (that will also need to be changed).

Humbly remove your shortcomings by "laying pipe" to yourself (in the form of a pen on paper)
Make a list of all persons you have harmed**, and become willing to make amends to them all. (** Real people. Not anyone from the Mayan's or the Charming Sheriffs Dept., or even someone you imagined you off'd and buried in the woods. People like your friends, kids, parents. People you've ignored for seven years.)

Make the call and cancel the Cable, Direct TV, or online streaming service (HULU, Amazon Prime, etc.)

Seek through prayer and meditation ways to improve your conscious contact with "regular people" as you encounter them in "reality", pray for knowledge*** common sense and the power to utilize it. (***All the characters who were killed off were only "actors" and no one really died, praying for their souls and/or their "return" is absolutely pointless. Accept it.)

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, try to carry this message to other SOA Thuper Fan MC members, and to practice these principles in all your affairs****. (**** You don't smuggle guns, ride a Dyna-Davidson (maybe a Huffy I'd believe), street chase 70's muscle cars through the Port of Los Angeles, burn off your ex-friends tattoos with blowtorches, stab people in the neck with exact-o knives or gold crucifixes, outwit all levels of local and state government, etc. etc. Let it go...)

Your addiction can end as soon as you start the recovery process.

On the IG check: #SOAThuperFanMC

This is a public service message brought to you by 
Margaret Murphy
Addiction Specialist, St. Thomas Hospital

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