The big news of the day, seems to be that tanning beds have addictive properties. Clients choose tanning beds that have some UV light to offer, because it gives them an "addictive", sense of well being. The real news is this. Due to scares regarding skin cancers, and due to the fact that most of us work indoors; depression, and osteoporosis, is epidemic in our society. We are cautioned to avoid UV, to wear sunglasses constantly, to wear UV protection on our skin whenever out doors, (and now mosquito repellent too.) The fact is we have an organic clock that responds to the solar position, and sunlight on the face and skin places us is space time, and also tells us on a very fundamental level, that we are alive. The light tells us that it is the day, that we may hunt, and see our predators, and families. We have receptors deep within the brain that sense the light of day. No where in the long time scheme of nature, do humans live out of the light. Women are being cautioned to not nurse their infants, because we are indoors so much, that we are deficient in Vitamin D. So the backwards big news of the day, is not that tanning beds are addictive, but that we as a society are being sickened by an absense of sunlight in general. This is a case of where we have trashed the planetary UV protection, and in defending ourselves from the results of choices we didn't make, we end up losing part of our birthright; being, that joy of simply, joyously, walking in the light of our world.