Saturday, October 3, 2015

Passion or Obsession? Originally posted May 13, 2014

Over the years, I have written about this comparison in many different forms. The fine line between passion or obsession seems to be tested daily. For instance, many have said I was obsessed with various bands, artists, musicians over the years. Looking back at my head space at the time, I really can't deny their claims. You can become consumed by a passion till it becomes an obsession. Why do we do this to ourselves? Passion or obsession? To me, they are mutually exclusive. The connotation on each term is different from experiences with society.  Obsession tends to be negative in nature, signaling there's something wrong. Passion tends to be more positive in nature, and signals a more consuming emotional connection. The growth as a person I have experienced over the years, has taught me that you are going to spend your entire life defining who you are. No matter the people in your life, you will have to keep comparing passion or obsession. A person's environment shapes this comparison as these passions or obsessions become escapes from the stresses of life. Now if you have seen me share this before, does Coldplay's "Fix You" make more sense as a my life theme song?

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