This is a bit of a controversial topic but I like to analyse things like this and look at them in a different light, something you’ve probably already discerned if you’ve read some of my other posts. I hope you can hear me out and let me know what you think at the end of this. Don’t take it too seriously, or take it the wrong way, I’m just discussing a somewhat strange topic.
Obsession: when most people hear that word they either picture an eccentric who put all their efforts into one thing, or someone who will accept nothing but perfection, to an almost manic level, or someone who is fixated on a person to the point that they show stalker like tendencies. Not exactly the nicest of things!
But is that all there is to it? Is it just all bad? Can their be a good side to an obsession? I think there can be. Now, before you start hurling your rotten tomatoes at me, hear me out.
First, let’s look at the definition of ‘obsessed.’ The Cambridge online dictionary defines it as:
“unable to stop thinking about something; too interested in or worried about something”
Now like I said before, when we say someone is obsessed with something, we automatically think of it as bad. But I think we should also look at the object of their obsession. Let’s say someone is obsessed with doing a good job; you could classify that as a good obsession since that means they will work hard and try to finish a task to the best of their ability.
What about being obsessed with ideals like justice? You would rather have a law officer who is serious about justice than corrupt one who doesn’t care, right?
Or what about an IT specialist who is obsessed with safety? I’d love to get advice on how I can secure my data and protect myself from hackers from someone like that.
Or what about a mother who is obsessed over their child’s safety? It can be helpful since they will teach their children how to keep their eyes out for strangers.
And then of course, there are those who get obsessed with people like celebrities. Celebrities will have their fans and some can come off as more intense than others, but for the most part people will brush them off as harmless, most of the time.
But even with these examples, an obsession is only acceptable to a point. If the obsession starts to go to the levels of a stalker (like if a fan starts stalking a celebrity) or if it goes so far as to become detrimental to you (like if you obsess so much over something that you lose sleep and it starts taking over your daily life) or if it is somehow harming others (like if you are obsessed with buying the latest tech products and you begin to steal other people’s money to get it) then obsession has crossed the line and you need to start thinking of ways to curb it.
So is being obsessive about someone or something a good thing? It can be. But only if you can keep it under control and don’t go overboard. If it goes overboard then any good that might come of it goes out the window.
It’s kind of like anti-venom, some anti-venoms will have a little venom in them because it helps kill off other venoms. But if you put too much in it then you end up doing more harm than good.
Like I’ve said before, too much of anything is bad for you, do it in moderation and you’ll be fine.
Well that’s it for this post, I hope you liked it and I hope you have a good day ahead.