We camouflage our true being before others to protect ourselves against criticism or rejection. This protection comes at a steep price. When we are not truly known by the other people in our lives, we are misunderstood. When we are misunderstood, especially by family and friends, we join the "lonely crowd." Worse, when we succeed in hiding our being from others, we tend to lose touch with our real selves. This loss of self contributes to illness in its myriad forms. - Sidney Jourard
This chapter aims to cover: What are the main forms of dependency? Smoking, alcohol, other drugs, junk food, gambling, pornography. How big a problem is dependency for health & wellbeing? What are the effective treatments? Identifying one’s own dependencies & working out a personal response.