We're used to recognising addiction to stress and excitement in mountaineers, adventure seekers, gamblers, philanderers, over-workers, people who are constitutionally late for everything, and so on.
But this little extract (the one about traps) refers to our addiction to less obvious things - fights with parents and partners, shouting at bad drivers, abusing cold callers and, in this case, bafflement, deciding we're stupid, incomprehension, wrangles with colleagues, etc. Specifically it's talking about the kind of 'thinking traps' that Rose Armson identifies in Growing Wings on the Way - a book about applying Systems Thinking to life's 'messy situations'.
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Growing Wings on the Way