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When Pinnochio went to the fair....
By roger
10/3/2010 6:50:19 PM
The addictive process is a lot like when Pinnochio went to the fair. Remember the story? He was trying very hard to be a little boy. One day on the way to school with a couple of friends, he took the wrong turn and went to the fair instead. They saw an awful lot of upset donkeys on the way to the fair but really thought nothing of it.

The fair was a lot of fun. It did seem strange that some of the other boys at the fair had very odd ears and some even had tails, but that was their problem, not his. Pinnochio even noticed that some said Hee-Haw uncontrollably, but he was too busy playing to worry about that! Even after his first Hee-Haw he didn’t slow down. Surprisingly, seeing his friends with ears and tails and spouting incessant Hee-Haws did not deter his quest of play. And then it happened, Pinnochio played too long and he wasn’t a little boy any more, he was just another angry donkey.
Blessings
roger
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Isn't the place Pinocchio went called, "Pleasure Island"?    
"Thanks, Roger, for reminding us of the message Walt Disney was trying to convey in his classic film."
posted at 19:37:33 on October 3, 2010 by BeClean


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"Man has a dual nature; one, related to the earthly or animal life; the other, akin to the divine. Whether a man remains satisfied within what we designate the animal world, satisfied with what the animal world will give him, yielding without effort to the whim of his appetites and passions and slipping farther and farther into the realm of indulgence, or whether, through self-mastery, he rises toward intellectual, moral, and spiritual enjoyments depends upon the kind of choice he makes every day, nay, every hour of his life"

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