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When does an interest become an obsession?

 
 
Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 11:54 am
Discuss:

Is the dividing line one of time involved or cash expended or what?

Is it the number of objects involved? If I collect salt/pepper shaker sets, is there a set number when I have stopped having a hobby and gotten myself an obsession? (Like when I take down all the art work from the walls in order to put up twenty five three inch wide shelves)

If I own one gun (oh, now we know what he is on about.) but I feel compelled in some way to buy several more on a monthly basis, is this compulsion a sign that I am either already obsessed or perhaps becoming so?

Is there such a thing as a healthy obsession?

Joe(if so, can I have more than one?)Nation
 
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 12:06 pm
@Joe Nation,
let's see: How about you know when you've crossed the line when you're so obsessed with collecting that you filed for bankruptcy and defaulted on your mortage but still colelct and store the objects.

As for healthy obsessions; I knew a man (my ex's dad) who's obsessed with helping people. His own life is not suffering at all and, in his retirement, he uses his time wisely but generally is focused into humanitarian efforts for community or his family.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 01:03 pm
@Joe Nation,
I guess I have two obsessons; travel and photography. Have traveled to over 190 countries with about 85 unique destinations. I've already been to Cuba and Hawaii this month, and have three more trips planned for this year. The next trip to Portugal and Spain on a AMA cruise on the Duomo River, and a trans-Atlantic cruise from Barcelona to Miami in November. Another trip to Cuba in the planning stages.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 01:05 pm
@Joe Nation,
Joe Nation wrote:

Is it the number of objects involved? If I collect salt/pepper shaker sets, is there a set number when I have stopped having a hobby and gotten myself an obsession?

42!
nextone
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 02:03 pm
@tsarstepan,
"42"

"HIKE !"

Joe Namath and Joe Montana . Yeah, I was obsessed with both at different times, for different reasons.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 02:07 pm
@nextone,
There was a movie about a summer of that year..

Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 02:11 pm
@ossobuco,
I know, I saw that movie a hundred times.

Joe(I couldn't stop myself)Nation
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 02:25 pm
@Joe Nation,
I thought I looked sort of like the female star (huh, what?) so I morphed into being her in the movie..
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Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 07:33 pm
This is secretly about Australia, isn't it Joe?
You can tell us, you're amoung friends.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 07:43 pm
@Joe Nation,
Joe Nation wrote:

Discuss:

Is the dividing line one of time involved or cash expended or what?

Is it the number of objects involved? If I collect salt/pepper shaker sets, is there a set number when I have stopped having a hobby and gotten myself an obsession? (Like when I take down all the art work from the walls in order to put up twenty five three inch wide shelves)

If I own one gun (oh, now we know what he is on about.) but I feel compelled in some way to buy several more on a monthly basis, is this compulsion a sign that I am either already obsessed or perhaps becoming so?

Is there such a thing as a healthy obsession?

Joe(if so, can I have more than one?)Nation
Time involved; yes.
I was obsessed with guns
long before I got my first one at age 8.





David
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laughoutlood
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jan, 2013 08:34 pm
@Joe Nation,
When you jog despite aggravating extant injury.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jan, 2013 10:29 am
@Ceili,
You made me laugh!

Joe(I just don't want to get hooked on the underside)Nation
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jan, 2013 10:30 am
@laughoutlood,
Good example....I've known a few of those poor wretches.

Joe(passed a few too)Nation
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jan, 2013 06:42 pm
@Joe Nation,
Jon,
Maybe we shud call off our bet,
because I'm moving to Florida on Friday.
There's not much chance that Zimmy's innocence
will be established by then at trial (let alone appeals).





David
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 08:12 am
@OmSigDAVID,
So...you are gonna leave us up here in the cold...while you luxuriate in the sun of New York South.

They ain't got the Second Street Deli down there!

Good luck!

f.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 08:31 am
@OmSigDAVID,
You're moving to Florida? I hear it's dangerous down there. (Heh)

New York City will be poorer without you.

Joe(we're obsessed with you)Nation
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 09:16 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Have a good time with the move, David.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 09:43 am
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:

So...you are gonna leave us up here in the cold...while you luxuriate in the sun of New York South.

They ain't got the Second Street Deli down there!

Good luck!

f.
Yeah, thank u, Frank





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 09:55 am
@Joe Nation,
Joe Nation wrote:

You're moving to Florida?
Yeah, West Palm Beach area.
Thay've had it in the 80s F. on some days in January!
My plane leaves on Friday morning.




Joe Nation wrote:
I hear it's dangerous down there. (Heh)
Do u advise me to carry an extra gun ?



Joe Nation wrote:

New York City will be poorer without you.

Joe(we're obsessed with you)Nation
Thank u, Jon; I 'm counter-obsessed with u!





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 10:01 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

Have a good time with the move, David.
Thank u, Osso; very kind of u.





David
 

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