WWW #24: Obsessions

Today’s Topic: How obsessions in our lives are viewed as either positive or negative aspects.

What are you obsessed with right now at this very moment? A TV show? A type of food or sweet? A celebrity that you follow day and night through social media platforms? The latest and greatest fashion styles and accessories? Or are you obsessed with less exciting things, like your family, your hobbies, or your work?

We’re all obsessed with something. And no matter what we’re obsessed with, someone will tell us not to be.

Even if you’re obsessed with health and fitness, there will always be someone who thinks that you’re taking it too far. You’ll wear out your body, or hurt yourself, and damage your self-image. If you’re obsessed with your job, you’re considered a workaholic who needs to find hobbies or something else to occupy your time.

But what’s wrong with being obsessed with something? So what if you watch every new episode of a reality show whenever it comes out and follow forums that discuss each episode and what happened? If it makes you happy, go for it. So long as you aren’t harming yourself or others with your obsession you should be free to do as you please.

That being said, there are times with obsessions can go to far. Loving a celebrity so much that you stalk them and find them while they’re out doing their grocery shopping is taking your obsession too far. Forgoing bring in a stable income so you can stay home and binge watch every series Netflix has to offer will eventually harm your health. Trying to achieve 0% body fat with insane workout routines will likely break your body.

Even with all the potential dangers that come from having obsessions, such strong needs to do, watch, feel, create, experience, wear, buy, or eat a certain thing aren’t always bad. Those who are obsessed with their job often give 110% at work and generally love what they do. Those that are obsessed with getting the best grades in school will be smarter for it and better prepared for their next level of education or getting a better job.

Conclusion:

It’s okay to be obsessed with something. Even if you fill your room with small, pink figurines because you’re obsessed with how cute they look, no one should be able to tell you that doing so is wrong – unless of course you’ve piled those figurines so tightly into your room that they cave in on your while you sleep and smother or crush you to death. Do what you love, love what you do, and find something you can obsess over to better yourself and your life.

Are you currently obsessed with anything right now? Do you wish you weren’t? Let us know in the comments below! Let’s get a discussion going, yeah?

Happy reading, writing, working, and living!

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