Augustine of Hippo could not have put it better
In a recent interview batman-actor Ben Affleck spoke about his alcohol addiction and describes a phenomenon that the Church Father Augustine thematised more than 1.5 millennia ago.
First Ben Affleck: “People with compulsive behaviour – and I count myself to this group – have a sort of constant malaise that they try to get rid of.” He states that all attempts to displace this feeling of personal indisposition through gambling addiction, sex, food, drink, etc. are all destined to fail. At the end of the day one finds oneself in a worse situation than before and a vicious circle starts out of which one cannot escape (quoting the FAZ newspaper).
Augustine: “You, o God, arouse us so that praising you may bring us joy, because you have made us and drawn us to yourself and our heart is unquiet until it rests in you!“ (Northafrican Bishop 354 – 430) – Above picture Holyart.