Why do we have to be dependent on alcohol, drugs, smoking, or a guru? Is it because we are scared to accept and live our lives in real sense? We have read or heard that the consumption of foreign substances will make us better?

I feel we are scared of living as we are. Why can’t we see inwardly? We are afraid of accepting ourselves.

What is the guarantee that the dependence of external substances will guide in the right direction?

When this life is ours, are we not supposed to self introspect, learn our nature, and live with it?