Wisdomology

Obsession

Obsession

“Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity because with an obsession you keep coming back and back and back to the same question and never get an answer.”

-Norman Mailer

There are times when something we want so badly is difficult to procure without an uphill journey.

It’s human nature then to want it even more.

That feeling, if channeled in the right way, can make us ambitious and work hard.

Channel it in a negative way, however, and it turns into an unhealthy obsession.

That’s a dangerous territory to cross.

When we obsess over something, we no longer have control of our feelings.

Ambition allows us to still think for ourselves.

Obsession, by official clinical definitions, is compulsive. Not only do we lose objectivity, but we also lose the ability to give attention to anything else.

I’ve always believed to attain anything, we as people have to do our part and leave the rest to a higher power or the universe.

For example, if you want to pass a test, your job as a person is to study for it as diligently as possible.

Beyond that, there’s nothing you can do but put forward your best effort and hope for the best.

So chase your dreams with all your might but don’t ever let the pursuit become an obsession.

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