I read an Instagram post that said;
“If you are not obsessed with your life, Change it.”
It really got me thinking about what I am obsessed with in my life and that statement confesses me….. A lot.
Obsessed – preoccupy or fill the mind of (someone) continually, intrusively, and to a troubling extent.
Obsession – the state of being obsessed with someone or something. An idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind.
I have thought and thought and realized I am not obsessed with my life (I am obsessed with life in that I love being alive and am thankful). However I also have no idea how to change that or weather finding an obsession would be a good use of my life.
Here is what I am wondering, When did or more importantly why is having a Regular Ordinary life not enough? The world need us Regular Ordinary people. We are what makes the world function. How come I need an obsession at all?
Take a dentist office. In our family we go to the dentist, while at the dentist we see the hygienist, Regular Ordinary person, whom I need to help keep my mouth healthy. I see the dentist for like 2min, so the hygienist is more important to my general visits. Now the receptionist, she is the one who organizes the appointments and takes billing. I need the receptionist to schedule my appointment and take cancellations and keep track of when my next visit is. The receptionist by pay scale and education is the most Regular Ordinary person in the dental office, however the dentist needs them in order to have patients and get paid. In a dental practice Regular Ordinary people are the most important part because we are the ones who come and pay for the services. Regular Ordinary people are the reason the rest exists and determine the success of the business. (Yes, the quality of the education of the dental staff effects whether or not anyone will come and the cleanliness and atmosphere, but Regular Ordinary decided to go or not.)
I tried to think of ANYTHING I was obsessed with. I came up blank. Maybe caffeine in order to function, or liquor and when naptime and bedtime will occur, those are my primary thoughts of any day. That is because at this stage in my life I am the most Obsessed over person in my house.
A better quote for my life might be
“If you are not obsessed with your life, it is because other people are.”
“If your not obsessed with your life right now, its ok.”
I need to be Regular Ordinary so my family can fight discus who gets to sit on my lap while reading. I need to be Regular Ordinary so I can feed them, clean them, take care of them and organize their lives.
Retail industry needs my Regular Ordinary life in order to market and sell. Creative marketers have jobs and goals because they are obsessed with selling to us.
Movies, television their desire to create quality programming and express their ideas revolve around ratings and who decides the ratings? Us, Regular Ordinary people.
Banks want us to invest and use them.
The government needs us to work to pay tax in order to function.
The communities we live in need Regular Ordinary people to volunteer their time, support their business and local organizations and take part in the events.
Farms need us……………..Nope……………we need farmers, we should probably pay them more.
Interestingly the World is obsessed with the Regular Ordinary People who allow society it to flow and function.
Realizing how obsessed everyone must be about me makes me feel better about not having an obsession with my life and not being able to change it.
Dam!! We are lucky to be the Regular Ordinary people of the world. Having an obsessed life seems exhausting. J