By John Samsen
Forming attachments is one of the most natural things we do. Animals bond with family groups, and become attached to their habitats, their kinds of foods, and their territories.
Babies bond with their caregivers, and quickly become attached to their thumbs, their blankets, and their toys.
All through our lives, we form attachments to people, our bodies, our minds, our “looks”, our religious and political groups, and many other things.
Sometimes attachments become addictions. In extreme forms, they can become our masters, our prisons.