I've been watching Dexter and I've raised this question: will you be happier changing yourself to who you want to be, or just accept yourself for who you are?
Killing addictions may be a bit far-fetched in real life, so a more familiar scenario is pornography addiction. Many people have porn addictions. Many have tried to quit but failed many times. Many of those who have gone 'clean' for a while 'relapse'. And this can be frustrating.
Yes, freedom from porn addictions boasts many benefits. But the process of trying to quit can also stop you from being productive.
When would it better to control the urges and get it over with quickly and get on with the rest of the day, rather than try stop and be unproductive, but potentially be a better person.
Where is the point where it will reap more benefits in terms of happiness and productivity to accept yourself for who you are, rather than continuing to try to change yourself? Both have been shown to be a factor in determining happiness and productivity.