“The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With The First Step.” Lao Tzu
Addict, from the Latin addicare: to favor; from ad- + dicere: to say or to call forth. In the days of the Roman Empire, the Gladiators would fight to the death. Whoever won would call forth a slave; hence, an addict is a slave.
Isn’t that the highest of aspirations, to be a slave?