My dear,

The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.

Their addiction coming from their protecting you from risk, pain, and growth.

One is a fast killer, the others are slow buildups (more like builddowns). One takes you up to unimaginable mental heights then it pulls the rug from under you, and you fall to your doom, hoping you don’t break anything on your way down. The others are more comparable to slightly steep roads leading down. They lead you to your doom, yes, but in such a way that you don’t notice it until it’s too late, and you realize that there are construction men behind you, constructing away the road back to freedom, for good.

Heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary… Your addictions will kill you, pick your evil.

Falsely yours,
Nassim Nicholas Taleb