I'll Have An Other
“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self’ Aristotle
A short visual poem, exploring the pushing aside of ingrained habits we have erected to manage our lives, often with others. The reaching out for something new and different. Debating past results and looking for a possible more purposeful outcome.
Wanting to change something that we know is damaging to our lives and actually doing it are not the same thing. Addiction needs a constant supply of delusion. This is because being creatures of habit we can find the comfort of routine and short-term gratification (drink, drugs, toxic love, sex, food or social media, whatever your vice is), particularly with others, a more powerful force in our lives than we had ever imagined. Breaking free of that requires courage and can lose friends.
Change is easy, but can be very challenging.