Todays gift: 12 years of your life

Posted by roland on May 9, 2015One Comment

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12 years of your life

Here in Germany we are watching TV for 220 Minutes a day on average, about 15% of our day, 22% of our hours awake, nearly 50% of our free time. If we are so lucky to make it to 80 years old, we will have spent 12 years of our life in front of the TV. We watch more TV the older we get while we only watch about half as much TV before the age of 14.

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The sum of all addictions remains the same

Posted by roland on April 11, 2015No Comments

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“The sum of all addictions remains the same (Die Summe aller Laster ist konstant)”


This is a sentence one of my teachers used to say and even thought it was always half in jest I believe there is a grain of truth in it. We all felt, at some point in time, and most probably still do, that there is something missing in our lives. Every day we try to find something or someone to fill this hole in our heart and since most days we can’t find anything that’s valuable, we gum the hole up with something bad – with addictions.


An addiction is something that undermines our strength and furthers our weaknesses and in doing so it makes it that much harder to reach the life we want to live. In addition those addictions often drive us away from the people who truly love us and who want to help us succeed in life. They will Continue Reading →