Back in 2012 - 2014 I was addicted to gummy bears, Haribo to be specific. I ate one or two packs a day. Looking back at that time now my stomach just hurts at the amount of Haribo I put in myself. I was also getting nice, round and squishy just like those bears in the packets of Haribo I ate 😂.... but I digress.
During that period I had just gotten addicted to Electronic Music and it was like I found a new world. I went to every music festival I could find in North America, from Global Dance in Colorado to the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas... I was there. Addiction is a mysterious thing, I have been blessed to not have an addictive personality and if I ever found myself forming a habit that negatively impacted me I could easily eject myself. I never really understood the mind of an addict until I watched John Spencer explain his love for Scotch on the West Wing. Side note, West Wing is one of the greatest shows I have ever watched..just saying.
In the grand scheme of things, it was all "negligible" my friends will say when I confessed I was addicted to these things. People tend to downplay addictions if it is not hurting their lives or yours. A funny quote a friend would tell me when I questioned his deep love for poker. He said, "Adim you are only a gambling addict when you are losing when you are winning you are a Poker Pro". Which is funny and sad at the same time.
This week is a few of the songs from 2014 that I listened to on repeat and teleports me to a time in my past where I ate lots of Haribos and danced all night at music festivals.
P.S. I still eat Haribos and go to Music festivals just not every month 😆
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