I am not ashamed of my addition-addiction to my familyAddiction is actually a negative sense term. However by usage it has come denote a chronic habit or attachment to something, which one is not able shed easily. It means that the person is "physically and mentally dependent" on a particular substance or activity so much that abstaining from it even for a short time brings automatic resistance reactions. More commonly we have started accepting a twisted version for the meaning of 'addiction' for our general use is – a strong habit which can be a positive and encouragable also.
For this thread I take that sense. Treating it thus, I can say that I am addicted to my family.
I am quite comfortable and happy to be with my family. I do not ( thank God, let God keep it so) feel bored at all to be with my family. I have heard many saying that 'to avoid boring, I have come out, now I feel peaceful'. I do not fall in that genre. I feel contented and happy to be with my family. So much so that I have avoided even promotions in career scared that those will cause disturbance and I may have to stay away from my family.
Now that I am retired, still I feel that family is my addiction. Many friends tell me that how I can stay at home, when they feel so bored and after coming out of home early morning, they return home late in the evening. They 'invent' some reason to get out of home at the slightest pretext.
I recall a verse in Thirukkural which means to say to' get attached to that by which you do not feel to get attached to any other thing'. Thank God, by getting addicted to my good family, I am saved from getting addicted to any other intoxications
( TOW entry)