the other possibility is that its eatng a pink flamingo.
This is the great gift that alcoholism and addiction confer on us. The suffering of craving is raised to such a high pitch that it becomes impossible to ignore. Many who are not addicts or alcoholics can continue in a state of low level anxiety and dis-ease for their entire lives without ever having a clue about its cause.
~ 9 Essays - Buddhism and the 12 Step Model of Recovery