Have you ever wondered why one becomes addicted to substances or activities? How does addiction fit into our need for meaning, purpose, and connection? Johann Hari can give us some insight. 

Johann says that the opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety; it’s connection. But what does connection mean? Johann suggests that we feel connected when we’re doing meaningful work, when our social networks are face-to-face, not just virtual. We’re wired for connection. Watch Johann’s TED talk and/or podcast interview with Sam Harris to get the full story. 

Being connected is important for our mental fitness. Finding ways to direct the flow of our attention toward connection with the world around us is not only healthy for us, it makes us more effective.

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