Russell Brand may tend to dress like a disheveled street bum but he actually really has it all together!
He has a very healthy outlook on life and has some deep insight into himself.
"It was obvious from the way I watched TV as a kid - too much television, too many Penguin chocolate biscuits. I think what addiction is, for me, is it's a behavior that's indulged continually, despite detrimental consequences. Some people can eat chocolate - and some people keep going ’til they get fat then they make themselves puke up. Some people can look at a bit of pornography, other people are looking at increasingly deviant pornography, watching it all night. And if you have this condition, and I call it an illness, then drugs will address it really well, because they create a physical craving to accompany the psychological malady."
So now that he knows that about himself, he can cope appropriately.
Brand has been clean and sober for nine years now! That's ahmayzing! Congrats!
Even Russell realizes going from recovering addict to superstar is rare, but it's also unimportant, saying:
"In the end not everyone is going to go off and be in movies and live some superficially sequined glitzy little life. But to tell you the truth, and this is easy for me to say, that's f**king bullshit anyway. You know that, I know that, everyone who's worth anything knows that there is no real satisfaction or gratification in, 'Oh look, you've got a nice car,' if you're not happy inside. So the thing that's valuable to me is that I now have the tools and facilities for dealing with life."
It's all about being happy and loving yourself!
Your health and happiness should come above almost everything else!
Thanks for the advice, Russell!
[Image via LIFE/WENN.]