If you had to be obsessed with money, sex, sports, religion, or food, which one would you choose?
Do I have to choose? I’d rather not be obsessed with anything. Obsession can lead to some pretty dark places. Looking at that list, I only see negatives at the end of those obsessive roads.
Obsession with money would lead to heartlessness… soullessness. Obsession with sex would lead to a life that is ultimately unfulfilled. Obsession with sports would lead to a need to take bigger risks, leading to heavy losses. Obsession with religion would lead to extremism. Obsession with food would lead to obesity.
Maybe that’s the pessimist speaking. I just don’t like the word obsession.
Could you choose? What do you want to be obsessed with?
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.