Once a teacher asked his class about the most dangerous addiction known to mankind. Every student had their own input; one said caffeine, narcotics, other mentioned alcohol, another talked about being addicted to fornication. The teacher himself talked about Krokodil a most addictive drug.
All of a sudden, a weak voice came from the back of the class,
‘No sir! it’s people…
…the worst type of addiction’.
There was pin drop silence in the classroom, everyone turned around to look at his face. A very nervous boy got up and looked at the teacher. He was asked to describe what had just been said. He uncertainly walked up to the rostrum and asked for some space to speak. Everyone was eager to hear him out.
He started with the words, “We meet different people daily, very few of them have an impact on our minds and we become friends and more than that, we start talking to them. Actually connect with them and open up to them. Gradually the walls come down and we start to trust them with our uncensored thoughts and share with them honestly.
In time, we get addicted to that person and start relying on them. They become a part of our routine and we get disturbed on the days when we don’t get to talk to them.
We naturally get depressed when they ghost us, and it starts to build up as we are denied our daily dose. Like we can’t live without them. The day starts and ends with them.
It’s all the withdrawal symptoms if they are missing from our daily lives. We want them everywhere in our lives and the worst thing is that it gets worse with time.
It’s the easiest to get relapsed into and it takes the worst toll on our emotional, mental and even physical well-being. In short, I believe it’s the worst thing to be addicted to people and it’s the most dangerous addiction. We live daily and we die daily, it’s something we cannot get out of and something that harms both us and the people around us.
‘It is something that we always need to be careful of’.
He concluded his speech with these golden words. There was a few seconds silence and then a huge round of applause for him in the class. A back bencher with opened collar buttons, half tucked in shirt, dirty shoes and a proud smile on his face, had just delivered a lesson for everyone, including the teacher. Sometimes very ordinary people tell the most precious lessons of our life and sometimes the most highly qualified people cannot understand that which is tormenting us.
JazakAllah, May Allah keep us from harm and on the path to His Contentment. Because getting addicted to people is not going to ever do us any good.