"If you have a crisis in your life, you'll notice something. It won't be your Twitter followers who come to sit with you. It won't be your Facebook friends who help you turn it round."
"we've traded stuff for connections, and the result is we are one of the loneliest societies there has ever been."
"we've been singing war songs about addicts. I think all along we should have been singing love songs to them, because the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection."
I was wondering why they don't buy food instead of drugs.
He said that food makes them forget hunger a few hours but drugs make them forget how their lives are.
Everything can be addictive.
And yes, people (including me) tend to be addict when they can't feel connected to society. Everybody needs to be needed.