16
   

When does an interest become an obsession?

 
 
blueveinedthrobber
 
  4  
Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 10:02 am
I ride my bike every chance I get. It's an interest. If I let Stephen's prescription run out because I bought a new cycling jacket, that's an obsession.
Joe Nation
 
  1  
Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 11:05 am
@blueveinedthrobber,
There is an addictive quality about obsession. The inability to stop oneself from continuing an activity despite deliterious effects.

Joe(And gun buyers have reported getting a high from a new purchase)Nation
jcboy
 
  2  
Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 11:24 am
A friend of mine in Ca came from a wealthy family. He bought a three-bedroom house on ten acres in the mountains in a small town called Miramonte.

He was always obsessed with cars. I drove up to visit before moving out of the state and driving down the road to his house I could see all the cars, 36 cars parked all around the front of his property, it looked like he was having a huge party but he wasn’t, he was the only one there, all those cars were his.
0 Replies
 
OmSigDAVID
 
  1  
Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 08:30 pm
@Joe Nation,
Joe Nation wrote:

There is an addictive quality about obsession.
The inability to stop oneself from continuing an activity despite deliterious effects.

Joe(And gun buyers have reported getting a high from a new purchase)Nation
Yea, but that applies to ANYTHING good that we buy, e.g., a new car.
Its not distinct in principle.





David
0 Replies
 
laughoutlood
 
  2  
Reply Thu 31 Jan, 2013 01:33 am
@Joe Nation,
Quote:
deliterious effects


it can be a sic ness

i accept that getting off a2k may take 12 steps

1
0 Replies
 
vanessa163
 
  1  
Reply Thu 31 Jan, 2013 04:07 am
@Joe Nation,
Obsession by definition is negative. If it had no negative consequences, it wouldnt rise to the level of being an obsession. An obsession occupies so much of your thoughts, time and effort that it interferes with your normal functioning.
0 Replies
 
Berty McJock
 
  3  
Reply Sat 2 Feb, 2013 04:40 pm
i've been interested in this question for years, and i will find an answer, even if it takes the rest of my life!
roger
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 Feb, 2013 04:45 pm
@Berty McJock,
May you find your answer soon.





Just kiddin', McJ
0 Replies
 
cicerone imposter
 
  2  
Reply Sat 2 Feb, 2013 04:46 pm
@Berty McJock,
My best wishes for your success! Mr. Green
roger
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 Feb, 2013 04:47 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Oh yeah. I should have plugged in a little greenie.
0 Replies
 
Berty McJock
 
  1  
Reply Sat 2 Feb, 2013 04:53 pm
thanks roger and cicerone. if i get a minute away from my research i'll try to keep you updated :p
0 Replies
 
ossobuco
 
  2  
Reply Sat 2 Feb, 2013 04:53 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Kind, schmind, let us know how you are.
OmSigDAVID
 
  1  
Reply Mon 4 Feb, 2013 07:56 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

Kind, schmind, let us know how you are.
OK, Osso.
My plane landed safely, thank u.





David
ehBeth
 
  3  
Reply Mon 4 Feb, 2013 08:22 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
David, I'm glad to see you've arrived.

I hope you will find a sympathetic Mensa group in your new location, and that there will be fine restaurants for you to discover.
Joe Nation
 
  2  
Reply Tue 5 Feb, 2013 08:35 am
The streets of New York seem emptier this morning.

Joe(~~)Nation
OmSigDAVID
 
  1  
Reply Thu 7 Feb, 2013 10:06 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

David, I'm glad to see you've arrived.

I hope you will find a sympathetic Mensa group in your new location,
and that there will be fine restaurants for you to discover.
Thank u, Beth.
I'm sure there will be.





David
farmerman
 
  1  
Reply Thu 7 Feb, 2013 10:11 pm
@OmSigDAVID,

are you moving from NY?
OmSigDAVID
 
  1  
Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 12:51 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:


are you moving from NY?
I have done so.





David
0 Replies
 
OmSigDAVID
 
  1  
Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 12:54 am
@Joe Nation,
Joe Nation wrote:

The streets of New York seem emptier this morning.

Joe(~~)Nation
Thank u, Joe.





David
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

 
Copyright © 2020 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 11/24/2020 at 06:11:19