When I am active in my addiction, my false-self changes my perspective and I see the world in a skewed way. I become ungrateful and selfish and I revert back to believing that the world, and everyone in it, owe me something. When I view the world this way it always throws me down the rabbit hole of which I feel like I cannot escape. Even when I have made the decision to be sober and work on my recovery it still takes some time to view the world differently than when I am in my addiction. I slowly but surely begin to learn how to appreciate everything around me. I start to notice the simple things in life, the simple things that bring me the most joy. In recovery I have learned that helping others is one of the most rewarding things there is. To get out of my selfishness and help someone else in need is an amazing thing. My perspective takes a huge shift from negative to positive I learn to love myself and show compassion towards others.