What is a meaningful life to you?
- How do you want to build this new life without CSAM?
- How do you want to live your life?
- What makes life feel good and meaningful to you?
Answering these questions will help you understand your long-term goals of what you want to achieve and how you want to live your life. A meaningful life is not necessarily a life in which you are happy all the time. It is normal to experience different emotions and sometimes you may feel sad, angry, lonely etc. However, if you work on creating a meaningful life for yourself, even in the tough moments you will still feel as if you are living a worthwhile life.
We often make decisions that are not the best for us in the long run. For example, using CSAM is harmful to your life as it can make it difficult to achieve things that are important to you, such as maintaining close relationships. Partaking in illegal or immoral behavior often raises feelings of shame, which drives individuals to hide this part of their life from those close to them. Feeling that you are not able to reveal your true self to the people closest to you can make relationships feel distant and “lukewarm”. Therefore, using CSAM holds you back from pursuing a meaningful life.
To figure out what is meaningful to you, start by considering your most important values.
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60 % (N=1596) of the users of CSAM had never told anyone about their use of CSAM.