When did "addictive" become a selling point? When did dependence become attractive? I'd noticed this in ads lately, the word addictive as something positive, and this puzzles me. Addictive food, or coffee, or any item being sold. Ok, maybe not tables, or socks, but every damn thing else. What is the deal?
I strove to be independent, and addiction was a weakness, a character flaw. Understandable perhaps, even treatable, but not desirable. A trait one admitted to, like being addicted to Tetris (not that I was. Welltris was my downfall.) Not anything to be proud of, more to be gotten over, or past. Certainly not a reason to buy something.
My sole drive, when I was young, was to be free of constraint, inner or outer. Failed a lot, but further dependence was repellant. So, what is the deal?