Football Obsession

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“You’re obsessed with football. Are you aware of the time you’re spending on it? You better find something new to focus on or this will end up in a way that you would not prefer.” This was what my mom said when I come to home after I spent hours in the street playing football. At that moment, I started to think whether obsession is something bad or not. If football is an obsession of mine but it makes me happy at the same time, then maybe it is not. All obsession are not dangerous and harmful, sometimes it may influence one’s life in a positive way.
According to Merriam-Webster, obsession is a state in which someone thinks about someone or something constantly or frequently especially in a way that is not normal (Obsession. Merriam-Webster.com).
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The story called “A Slander” by Anton Chekhov tells about a schoolmaster who is wrongly accused of kissing the cook in his home. He doesn’t want other people to criticize him and he wants to be approved by them. This idea engrosses his thoughts and makes him skeptical about the things happening around him. This is an example where the person becomes obsessed with the theories he creates in his mind. However, most of the examples focus on the obsession with someone, which we all know as platonic love. The song called “The Official Historian of Shirley Jean Berrell” by The Statler Brother is a very good example of an obsession song since the singer tells specific details and information he knows about the girl he loves such as what she’s got for Christmas and why she’s scared of the dark. A poem called “She’s an Obsession” by Jordan Trodick talks about a case of platonic love because the author confesses that he is unable to quit loving her. He can’t think that she can ever make a mistake and he’s sure he will always love her. The movie “Fatal Attraction” is another great example of platonic love and in this movie the obsession ruins people’s lives and extinguishes their happiness and…show more content…
People are unable to control either the thoughts or the activities (Obsessive–compulsive). This is the worst way of having an obsession for someone yet still there are remarkable cases that it develops the one’s life assertively. Nikola Tesla is considered as one of the greatest inventors of 20th Century and he suffered with chronic symptoms of OCD. However, his obsessive mind contributed to his eidetic memory and helping his ability to focus on his experiments. The foundations of modern electrical engineering by the help of his contributions left mark in history. This example provides a case which obsession had an admirable impact on the whole humanity and not just the person

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