Sunday, December 10, 2006

Yes indeed, and..

The frightened kid doesn't sound very wise to me. True, a one in a million chance of being hit by lighting is still a real chance. But, to become obsessed with what is an extremely unlikely probability isn't wisdom. It's an illness in itself.

We all die, that is a 100% probability for sure. But the kid's obsession doesn't illustrate a broader point about life and death. It just shows how destructive obsessive thoughts can be. They can keep you from living a rich and full life. There's a reason why the kid was at the psychiatrist, after all!!

Ben's response:

Yes indeed, and that is why the kid's obsession is obssesive.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obsession is obsessive? I don't follow. You said that the kid's obsession with death was wise, in your original post. I replied saying that it was NOT wise, that it was in fact, an illness. I'm not sure what you mean by saying "The kid's obsession is obsessive."

December 10, 2006  

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