Obsessions, are they good or bad? Stories of brilliant pioneers being obsessed with whatever it is they were doing, Steve Jobs obsessed with the company he founded ( Apple co.) and the quality of its products, make “obsessing” seem like its the road to success.
The assumption that I have made is that being obsessed with something would mean you would become good at it, it is a desirable thing to do.
In my twenty three years of life I have learned that in the long run obsession will make you a lot better at whatever it is you obsess about, but, there’s always a price to be paid. Something is always at stake, in each moment you live something is always at stake.
Over the course of my life I have obsessed over sports, school projects and other activities. And in all of those the results have all been positive, but the negative effects have also made themselves present.
While I was spending time in obsession over sports and school projects, other students were spending their time doing important things like learning to socialize, and beginning interacting with other boys and girls. While I was spending hours and hours in obsession the only interactions I got was with other obsessing individuals, and the language we had was abrupt and contained mostly code words.
Although I don’t regret spending that time to learn what I learned, It is important to be aware of what is going around you and know that you do “lose something in the process”. So when you see athletes on TV or in person, and you notice that they talk weird or that they mis-read situations that you may think are not that hard to read, remember that they may have spent so much time perfecting their craft that they have one tenth of the experience in social environments that you do.
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