I often talk to my kids about addiction and how important it is to make the right decision the first time they are given the opportunity to try something. I also tell them it’s not a matter of if they will be offered something to try, but when.
This lecture usually includes my opinion that if you don’t say no the first time, your brain may not be able to say no the second time; addiction takes over and makes the decision for you.
I tell them that when someone approaches them and says, “It’s great! You’re going to love it! Come on, everyone is doing it!” to politely decline and walk away from the situation. Don’t start, because you don’t know if you can stop.
I wish I had taken my own advice.
Damn you, Candy Crush! Damn you!