Monday, January 25, 2010

Weeeeeeee - OCD!

We can certainly chock up the last 2 days or so to an OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) binge! This blog, whose main focus is a discussion of the world from a standpoint of philosophical Taoism, became a bit overrun with one of my compulsions. I'm not here to apologize because...well...this is the genuine me; I go off on tangents from time to time and I often find it difficult to put the genie back in the bottle.

Hopefully, this will be the last post on this overall theme for some time. I certainly don't wish to drive you folks as stark raving mad as I can get. :>)

However, I did want to point out that as The Crow has offered from time to time, it takes two to tango. It appears to me that I'm not the only one who struggles with OCD -- I believe The Crow himself suffers from this condition as well.

Now, if I wanted to be like The Crow, I would end my post right here and not offer any rationale for my supposition. However, he and I engage in the art of conversation far differently, so I'm going to offer my reasons for making such a statement.

Beginning at 10:00 am yesterday morning, The Crow spent 10 hours on my blog (that's 10 out of the last 14 hours of the day)!! Ten hours! He accessed 73 pages and left 31 comments. Have you ever spent more than 2 or 3 hours on someone's blog in a day? I know I haven't.

That seems more than a tad bit excessive to me. It sounds like someone with an uncontrollable obsession. I know about these kinds of obsessions; I have many.

So, in my estimation, the carnage that many of you experienced yesterday was the result of two people with OCD who were obsessed and compelled with the same thing at the same time. Having to deal with one person with OCD can be difficult, but having to deal with two of them at the same time is a nightmare!

Since The Crow has indicated that he has flown away for a time, I am more than hopeful we are done with this silliness for awhile...but you never know (he's already returned once after announcing he was leaving). That said, my next post will be on the Wen Tzu.


  1. This is just sticks onto a fire. Crow visits my site numerous times a day as well. So be it, rude or polite, he is who he is. Life is short, I avoid or ignore those that create conflict. If that can't be done, as little is said and done as possible knowing that there will be repercussions for every move I make. The less moves the quicker I can get back to center with the least amount of damage.

    Hate or love the comment but my kids are asking to go ice skating, off I go. Until tomorrows feed email...

  2. woah, you can actually keep track of how many hours your readers spend on your blog? now i have performance anxiety. :( am i reading too fast? too slow? augh!

    actually, of all the mental diagnoses out there, OCD describes me the least. :) (i like to self diagnose myself just for fun but i always end up having all the mental disorders in the book except OCD. and narcissism) :) lol just kidding, i may not be the sanest of the bunch but i'm certainly not afflicted with everything... and even if i were, it's nothing really detrimental.

  3. Iktomi,

    Yes, if you choose to use tracking software -- I use sitemeter -- you can keep track of a whole slew of info. I use it simply because I'm fascinated with numbers.

    In and of itself, OCD is NOT the end of the world. As you point out, almost anybody could be diagnosed with some mental disorder or predilection. Some of these conditions can be a bit hairy at times -- notice the last 2 days -- but few mean the end of life.


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