Tuesday, April 22, 2008

All consuming...

My wife was telling me something or other over the weekend, and I realized that she thinks about all sorts of stuff, kind of going over and over things in her head. And then I realized that I no longer do that; haven't done that for many years now. There is only one thing I think about now, obsessively, incessantly - this biblical, Judaic, religious stuff, and it seems to consume all my brain processing cycles, like some runaway program.

I don't think it is healthy, but I can't seem to break out of this loop.

10 Comments:

Anonymous B. Spinoza said...

>I don't think it is healthy, but I can't seem to break out of this loop

maybe you should take a break from blogging

April 22, 2008 8:27 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

I don't know. I still feel like I have a lot to say and the blogging helps me work it out (sometimes).

I think if I took a break from blogging, it will just get bottled up.

I have been getting back into my job related stuff though and that is pretty fulfilling, after being disenchanted with the industry for a long time...

But you are right. I used to be a total TV junkie and then a bunch of stuff happened in my life where I basically had no time to watch TV for like 2 years. And now I don't watch TV at all, maybe a couple hours a week, at most, and I don't miss it.

April 22, 2008 8:32 AM  
Blogger Leora said...

If the choice is between blogging, keeping stuff bottled up, and watching tv, I would (obviously) suggest blogging.

Other possibilities include picking up a new hobby or talk therapy. Picking up a new hobby is cheaper. Depending on the hobby. Talk therapy may or may not be more productive.

April 22, 2008 8:43 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

thanks Leora,

I think this weekend was a bit of a 'astral projection' out of body experience, where something in my brain just took a bit of a mental checkpoint and was able to see my thought processes from the outside.

I don't think my personality works well with talk therapy, so I think blogging is still on.

April 22, 2008 8:55 AM  
Anonymous B. Spinoza said...

>I think this weekend was a bit of a 'astral projection' out of body experience, where something in my brain just took a bit of a mental checkpoint and was able to see my thought processes from the outside.

That happened to me a few months ago. It was strange, but only lasted for a brief moment

April 22, 2008 9:27 AM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

Keep blogging.

It's a healthy release.

Nothing particularly wrong with a Talmud-Torah obsession - but it needs to be balanced.

And is it not in any case better than an obsession with porn?

There's nothing wrong with wearing good grooves in the mind.

April 22, 2008 12:29 PM  
Blogger Holy Hyrax said...

>I don't think it is healthy, but I can't seem to break out of this loop.

Its not. I can relate.

April 22, 2008 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

> but I can't seem to break out of this loop.

Oh that's easy. Try this:

do

thinkabout(Judaism);

while (judaism=true)

April 22, 2008 6:08 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

Is that why you're still blogging, anonymous?

April 22, 2008 9:33 PM  
Blogger Baal Habos said...

You said it. So did I awhile ago in a slightly different context - http://baalhabos.blogspot.com/2006/10/bursting.html

Quote - I have become all consumed with blogging, etc. And it's not just the time I spend posting and commenting. Even my normal day to day thoughts are being overshadowed by the verbiage I'm going to use for my next post. And then I sit down to post and have to re-create it all anyway. My wife talks to me and I just don't hear her the first two times or sometimes answer a question with something I've been thinking about in blogging.


Take a break.

April 23, 2008 6:57 AM  

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