Without exception everybody, yes, every single person even you wants happiness.
Considering some common behaviours: work, getting over a sickness, going on a holiday, a nervous first date, playing with kids, attending a loved one’s funeral, staying up all night, or perhaps paying bills. And, what drives it all? …
an underlying fear of loss or the hope and dream of gain or getting something.
These fears and desires are in reality two elements of the exact same thing in the quest for personal happiness.
Under an assumption that we are all in the pursuit of happiness and this happiness quest drives all of our human behaviours both good and bad.
So much of what drives addiction can be explained in this seeking compulsion or behaviour.
In other words, we seek things that we believe will bring us happiness and avoid things we believe won’t make us happy.
If we internally believe that substances in some way bring us happiness and without them, we would lose something we have the belief system that perpetuates the cycle.
This is part of our happiness programming which reveals the driving clues regarding each of our journeys here in this lifetime.
This programming does not have to be related to substances, it could be anything, work, sex, relationships, other peoples happiness etc..
Our personal need to be happy implies that something in us is inherently missing. We are unhappy as we never seem to find the thing that makes us truly happy or to fill the void. Effectively we exist in an incomplete state and believe that if we find something or complete some goal we will become whole and happy.
The feeling of being incomplete is part of the human condition, and it is common across our species. This concept is a primal belief system that we have inherited through many generations of incomplete human beings. Seeking happiness by searching for something that existed outside of themselves.
If we felt complete there would be no more compulsion to seek outside things to make us happy as we would simply be happy.