Addiction, a word we all know. A recurring compulsion by an individual to engage in some specific activity. Surrounded by a society filled with victims we deal with in every day of our lives. . A term often reserved for drug addictions it is sometimes applied to other compulsions. It is often the gilded cage of our own creation.
I have long held a fascination with the sinographs of Chinese Writing. To be even reasonably fluent in this script one must memorize from 3 to 4 thousand of these detailed logographs. A Kangxi dictionary contains approximately 47,000 distinct characters.