The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
".. addiction is not a brain state, it is a behavior. As philosopher Daniel Shapiro of West Virginia University puts it, “You can examine pictures of brains all day, but you’d never call anyone an addict unless he acted like one.”
... promoting the idea of addiction as a brain disease would rehabilitate the addict’s public image from that of a criminal who deserves punishment into a sympathetic figure who deserves treatment. Good intentions aside, is the “brain disease” of addiction really beyond the control of the addict in the same that way that the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or multiple sclerosis are beyond the control of the afflicted?
... The mechanical “brain disease” rhetoric is a symptom of the growing tendency to privilege neuroscientific explanations as the most authentic way of understanding human behavior."
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely with too high a spirt to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Bingle had asked if Brereton thought Fevola would like her and if Fevola had a girlfriend, Brereton claimed.
"And I said back to her verbatim, 'No he doesn’t have a girlfriend, but that pretty blonde girl standing next to him is his wife,'" he said.
"And her reply to me verbatim was 'Do you think he’d still have a go after me?'"
Brereton: Lara Bingle knew Fev was married
Update: You know what's embarrassing? Expressing concern for someone you think might be floating upside down, bumping gently, head first, against a street drain, and this person doesn't even read your blog enough to tell you she's not floating upside down, bumping gently, head first, against a street drain.Goes to show, the Interwebs isn't always the fastest way to communicate.