When we keep feeding the monkey on our back the monkey will grow wilder, the less we feed the monkey the wilder it gets. There is no way out, the monkey is not rational.
There is a strong theoretical basis for the theory of original sin, if we are willing to see original sin not as a physical act, rather, a symbolic act. Original sin is thus: Once a sin has been committed, other sins will surely follow, the damn has been breached and Pandora’s Box is now wide open.
On our first time unit we may use any trick in the book to keep ourselves from smoking that first cigarette.