What do you think would make somebody want to stop looking at porn, being less prideful, loving people that mistreat them, etc? I don't know many people that on their own accord make these changes in their lives
How about determination and strong will? What I don't get about people is they never give THEMSELVES credit. Who said that it has to be from a higher power?
As an example. If I get a huge promotion at work is it because god blessed me or the fact that I spend countless hours at work, producing for the company and striving to be better at my profession night and day?
I know of someone very close to me who is a prime example of this, her mom and family were heavy drug users ( she didnt know her dad), grew up really poor and many more stories that would shock any of us. However she believed she created her own destiny not someone from a higher power. She turned the cycle around and didn't take drugs, graduated from college, happily married and turned out to be a great mother, has a successful career and lives comfortably. She's not one bit religious, she made the decision to stop the cycle and defy the odds.
(Message edited by pierce_bronkite on January 14, 2010)