This weekend I was out for a get together with the parents from my step daughter’s school.
Had a lovely time and they were generally all very nice.
But, as I’ve had happen many times over the years, there was one who was somewhat dismissive.
Described my regular exercise and healthy eating a ‘a bit obsessive’.
Anyone has lived a healthy lifestyle for a period of time will have probably had the accusation of “being obsessed” levelled at them at least once.
It never really bothered me.
As obsessions go, it’s surely one of the better ones to have.
The funny thing was this same guy spent half the evening talking about the latest goings on in Game Of Thrones.
And Mad Men.
And various other programmes.
It seemed pretty apparent that the amount of time he choses to invest in these programmes it at least as much, if not more, than I chose to spend on looking after myself.
Which is cool – it’s his life.
But it’s defiantly an interesting comparison.
He’d have probably thought it a bit odd if I’d said I’d thought he was “obsessed with Game Of Thrones’.
So, if you get described as ‘being obsessed’ (or ‘overdoing it’ or something similar), then you can look at it in two ways:
- It’s just not true. Not an obsession. Just something your chose to do.
- It is an obsession. But it’s about the best one you can have.
Whichever you prefer 🙂
Jon ‘Obsessed for nearly 15 years’ Hall and Matt ‘Also obsessed with Game Of Thrones’ Nicholson