Lord of the Rings & Porn addiction

Discussion in 'Pornography Addiction' started by Youngfella, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Youngfella

    Youngfella Active Member

    Before reading, open this page http://innergold.hubpages.com/hub/Pornography-Addiction-is-a-Brain-Disease and read it after this. It takes about 15 mins but it is pure gold. And this what I´m about to write, is quoted from that site.

    So what does Frodo Baggins and a porn addict have in common with each other? Well check it from below. It will blow your mind! But be warned. You may not see Lord of the Rings as the same ever again. Hopefully you enjoy this as much as I did. Going to watch Lord of the Rings marathon right away!

    "In his masterpiece The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien tells the story of how one powerful ring must be destroyed to save the land from destruction. “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them. One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them. In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie.” Pornography addiction can be likened unto this One captivating Ring, trying to find and bring all it can to the mental and spiritual land of Mordor where the shadows lie. In this story Frodo, a hobbit, is the one chosen to carry this ring to the dark land of Mordor and cast the ring into the Crack of Doom where it would finally be destroyed. It is interesting to note that Frodo hates the burden of carrying the ring but also doesn’t want to part with it. In fact, he becomes frustrated, irritated and angry when anyone tries to take the Ring away. By nature, Frodo is kind and thoughtful but he becomes cruel and selfish when this happens. It is also interesting to note that when he puts the Ring on, he becomes invisible while wearing it. How like the isolation of addiction is this? When one is acting out it is almost always in isolation apart from loved ones. Note the similarities of the Ring – the power to isolate, to make invisible and produce feelings of lust. Remember with pornography these feelings of lust are caused by very real biochemical reactions within the brain."

    " One of the most poignant parts of this classic story is that when Frodo comes closer to Mordor, he describes the great burden that he carries. He loses strength and finds that he cannot do it alone. He needs the help of his friend Sam. Sam says to Frodo, “Come, Mr. Frodo! I can’t carry it for you but I can carry you and it as well. So up you get! Come on, Mr. Frodo, Dear! Sam will give you a ride. Just tell him where to go, and he’ll go” (The Return of the King, The Easton Press, 1984, 217-218). "

    "Even at the end of this long and arduous journey he cannot throw the Ring away by himself. Those who have faced this addiction themselves or have struggled like Sam to help and carry a loved one will be able to recognize the similarities. Those addicted can feel like they are in an endless battle and struggle. They may lose all hope of ever being free. With great effort they will fight the continual obsessions and compulsions, only to slip and fall again and again. They must come to the conclusion that they cannot do this on their own. Sometimes the “ Sams” in their lives will have to carry them, although the “Sams cannot carry the addiction for them. "

    Holy. Fucking. Shit.
     
  2. Daimon

    Daimon Member

    Yeah...that was great. The analogy is so true.
     
  3. ppycat

    ppycat Guest

    the whole article is just great! :D
     
  4. Eternity

    Eternity Patience

    I've thought about the similarities myself, and it's very interesting. In the end, not even Frodo could let it go. Only Bilbo did by his own free will, with the help of Gandalf. This forum is my Gandalf. But, not even Bilbo could forget about the Ring and always had a nostalgic longing for it. And so will I. As long as I don't let it corrupt me any further I should be able to live peacefully, though. If I spend much longer on porn, I will become Gollum, and the addiction will corrupt me to a maddening level.
     
  5. Daimon

    Daimon Member

    Oh shiiiit! Nice...
     
  6. totallyyours

    totallyyours Loyalty, honor, and a willing heart

    Watching it again, now. Also more ready for the Hobbit.
     
  7. bethechange

    bethechange New Member

    This is brilliant. Ahhhhh you amazing and bad influence you! Time to watch Fellowship of the Ring ;)
     
  8. maloo

    maloo New Member

    Sorry this topic is "old" but I had to add this because I think it proves how right you/they are: I just posted this a few days ago totally by coincidence: http://www.yourbrainrebalanced.com/index.php?topic=16707.msg291113#msg291113

    The whole enterprise will fail without Samwise!! The Sams get us through. Sometimes we have to be Sam for others.

    But if you think about it, Frodo couldn't even do it without Gollum. He saved Frodo's life and the world by biting his freaking finger off. Frodo went all that way and through all that temptation and still finally had to shed blood and bone to get it done. Gollum's obsession saved him.

    Yet Gollum is still ultimately tragic. It's like his illness saved everyone "by accident," because it still killed him. Tough truth is that I am more like Gollum than anyone else. Not just because of PMO but because of depression and self-hatred. I can't get any better until I overcome those. I don't know how. But I'm hoping I figure it out.
     

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