The Pathological

From this point of view smoking not differ qualitatively from thousands of other decisions on changes in behavior that we the people. "From now arrive early at work" for example, a decision is qualitatively similar. Some smokers impervious to the arguments presented here can wield that nicotine is addictive and that, consequently, the difficulty of staying quit is greater than the effort involved in coming to work early. But how much greater the difficulty of quitting on the difficulty of keeping the promise to arrive early to work?. Can be measured?. Is there a degree of difficulty from which the will is ineffective to cause a change in behavior?. The point is simply the emotional disposition of the smoker to stop be.

And that is directly related to the way he explains his situation. It is clear that such decisions involving changes of habit require the subject's will to keep on changing, but it is just that: from "it." It is often the case that psychology as a disease, which reinforces his belief in smokers that the difficulty of quitting is a characteristic of habit and not a way to relate to him. But in order to constitute the pathological need the consent of the subject since the pathological is not only a social agreement. We return then to a matter of mere will strongly linked to how the subject explains the fact and the circumstances explained. The phenomenon explained and the explanation inhabit different worlds and disjoint. S. Covey says that our behavior depends on our decisions, not our conditions.