Posted by: thebylog | August 13, 2009

The Fine Line Between Responsibility and Obsession

To me, being responsible means doing what I’m supposed to do.  Keeping appointments, getting the oil changed regularly, paying bills on time, locking the door before we go to bed at night.

But what about when doing the responsible thing requires a relentlessness of the mind and a doggedness of the will?  In other words, what about when responsibility borders upon obsession?

I think I fairly often walk up to this line, and occasionally cross it.



  1. This is just enough information to make me curious.

  2. I just border on obsessive when there is something that needs to be done that I cannot immediately effect the completion of. Like say we need to renew library books within the next three days but they are in Amy’s name so she has to do it.

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