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Are obsessions always a bad thing?

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  1. Gaze

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    Found an interesting article on "positive obsessions." Not sure i agree with everything he says, but what do you think?


    In Praise of Positive Obsessions
    by Eric Maisel, PhD
    http://talentdevelop.com/articles/IPOPO.html

    Here are a few quotes from the article:








     
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    Interesting read. Thanks, Res.

    I don't have much to add that's objectively relevant, but you've definitely given me something to think about.
     
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    love that line ^

    but this article really speaks to me and reaffirms the amount of effort i put forth into creativity everyday. positive obsession might also be called perfectionism for anyone attempting to create something worthwhile who knows how much it costs to do so. i definitley agree with what he's saying here, thank you for this thread :)
     
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    Thank you Res.

    I liked this topic's summary. Summary is after all summary. :D

    So i am going with positive obsession. Positive thoughts are never harmful and always thing makers.
     
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    I'm glad i found this article as well. I find that we're always feeling bad or guilty about our obsessions, and it was nice to read something which didn't label them as only negative, but giving us another perspective - having a positive effect on our happiness or satisfaction with our lives.
     
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    yes this is exactly it!
     
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