Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Just To Know: When Does Obssesion Become A Reality?

Obsession: "inappropriate, unwanted, intrusive, recurrent thought."

Obsessions comes in many forms, faces, actions, composed of different situations, and events that may have happened in that person(s) personal affairs or life if you will. But what happens when a obsession becomes a reality to that person(s) life? What happens when this obsessions becomes a influence on other peoples life's, affecting them in a range of many forms, faces, and actions? This is widely in the range of trying to showcase your emotions.
.Could You Say You Have An Obsession?
Just a teeny tiny one?
Could you go so far to obsess over something, an object, a place, a person, or even a creature?
It has its baby steps, at first you reject it and hope no one notices your.....taboo
And then when it goes so far, you let it all out.
Some people confuse about whether its a passion or obsession.
For starters, an obsession is usually an act that you are always (and sometimes uncontrollably) preoccupied with. A passion, on the other hand, is a strong love that can be the pathway to a healthy relationship or to a harmful obsession.
I Asked this Question:
Could You Say You Have An Obsession?
Just a Teeny Tiny One?
For example, do you fall in this category?
Your a workaholic, but you say its for your family or your financial support. You call it passion.
But you don't see the negative aspects of what you re really doing. You are constantly preoccupied and easily agitated.
Obsessing over your work, affecting both your job and social life. While it may have started as a healthy, passionate drive, leading you towards an obsession that leads to failure for your personal life, and slowly reaching a demise in a hoped success.

As I Said There are many forms of obsessions, the greatest one is called:
Celebrity Worship Syndrome, an obsessive-addictive disorder, in which a person becomes overly involved with a celebrity's personal life.
This is a unusual or abnormal to react or act of having a undesirable condition or quality.

There are 3 dimensions to celebrity worship:
entertainment-social, intense-personal, and borderline-pathological.

Entertainment-social: Is seen through many of our youths, and you could say most age ranges. Like fitting in to see whats the new thing, and be with a group to share and talk about their favorite celebs.

Intense-personal: is when you seem to feel how they feel, or want to feel how they feel.

A great example is in the movie:

For many, getting sick is not an ideal unless your not looking forward to work the next day, then the excuse of being sick is worthy of not going in.

Getting sick is very uncomfortable and unpleasant, and surely unless you are someone who intentionally gets sick for the sake of whatever reason, then it must be a bliss.

We should look at the word antiviral, this is a class of medication used for treating viral infections. They do not destroy their target; the pathogen, yet they inhibit their development.

A pathogen (Greek: pathos "suffering, passion" and genes "producer of")
it is a infectous agent (your germ)
Not all pathogens are, in  a word "bad".

There are the
"Three P's" (predators, pathogens, and parasitoids) they serve as natural or introduced biological controls to suppress arthropod pest population.

The Arthropod is your invertebrate animal with a external skeleton. In Greek together means "jointed leg", these are your insects, arachnids (spiders, scorpions, ticks, mites, etc., and crustaceans.  
Now, Biological Controls are a method of controlling pests (insects, mites,weeds, and plant diseases) by using other living organisms.

Biological Control relies on predation, parasitism, and herbivory or other natural mechanisms, and strongly involves an active human management role.
 There are three basic types of biological pest control strategies: importation (sometimes called classical biological control), augmentation and conservation.

Natural enemies of insect pests, also known as biological control agents, which are your include predators, parasitoids, and pathogens.

They are Viral, Bacterial, Fungal, and even Parasites.
Antiviral drugs are one class of antimicrobial, which is a larger group including your antibiotic or antibacterial, anti fungal and anti parasitic drugs.

It is "relatively" harmless to the host, and used to treat infections, and are distinguished from viricides.
 Viricides are not medication but they do deactivate or destroy virus particles, in or out the body.

In the movie "Antiviral", Lucas Clinic offered obsessive fans to get physically connected to their celeb of their choice.
This is by having that disease the celeb has by injecting it into their own body.

Also for those who want to be more intact with their "idol",
Meat grown from cloned celebrity tissue is sold in restaurants, want some AI sauce with that?

In this movie the main character works at Lucas Clinic, He's also been smuggling select viruses and selling them on the black market. He infects himself with the diseases to get past the security scans, and like any illness he has drug-like side effects, but this time he gets the opportunity to inject himself with a new disease from his favorite celebrity, and with this he injected himself with a virus that killed the celebrity.
This is a over the top range of people who would do something on this level, also in the movie you see another character who has patches of his favorite celebrity skin, on his fore arm.

We could say this is a Intense personal obsession, but it is also a borderline-pathological, uncontrollable behavior and fantasies with scenarios.

We have seen many cases where you can say it goes into magical thinking.

This is where one's thoughts by themselves can bring about the effects in the world or that thinking corresponds with doing it.

Stubbornness comes into the picture, when someone is addicted to drinking, and doesn't admit it. But when pushed in a corner for example drinking and driving and killing someone. Then it comes to light, some people reach the climax of their obsession or addiction and turn back. 

But even that climax, that was there to show a deciding point and help make your decision of stopping or continuing, it fails and you continue.

Until something truly bad happens you have a guilt, you knew that using a used syringe would probably give you a nasty infection that may be permanent, but you just want that heroin, and you do it. You contracted AIDS.

Now your life falls into a deeper hole and it's harder to get out, the helpful advise does no justice and you are stuck within the walls of your emotions.

And yes its unpadded walls now.
Your only comfort in your mind is that person, place, thing or even creature yo have grown attached to.

"I don't care anymore, I'm lost anyway"


"I do it, I want it, and there is no stopping me"

It turns into the mode of a stoic, but yet in fact somewhere someone who is the real you inside is calling out for help and it is being ignored, your emotions cloud the true way of helping heal you physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Obsession starts off so small, but can become a real big mess.
You want everyone around you to understand how your mind works and your excuses or "logic" on what or why you feel this way about this person, place, thing, or creature.

Addiction and Obsession....

Many people have their opinion about addiction and obsession, and some are not just cons, they are pros as well.
Productive & Unproductive Obsessions

An unproductive obsession, serves no good purpose  and is linked to anxiety. This is most common type of obsessing people do. You obsess that you haven’t locked your front door, or set the alarm, or washed your hands.
Anxiety kicks in.

 Productive obsessions is our meaning-making efforts.

Productive obsessions are insistent, recurrent thoughts or sets of thoughts, extremely difficult to ignore, that compel one to act, and that connect to one’s goals and values as an active meaning-maker and authentic human being.
The difference between productive obsessions and unproductive obsessions is not noted because psychotherapists see all obsessions as negative. 
 In 1877 a German psychiatrist named Karl Westphal defined obsession:
"Obsessions are thoughts which come to the foreground of consciousness in spite of and contrary to the will of the patient and which he is unable to suppress, although he recognizes them as abnormal and not characteristic of himself."

Positive & Negative Addiction
A positive addiction is one that helps us us and makes our lives much better, and increases our mental strength.
A negative addiction, weakens us, absorbing the strength from  our life, excluding the addiction, which may in fact one day kill us.

William Glasser a psychiatrist once said:
"An addiction can be anything at all that a person chooses to do as long as it fulfills the following six criteria: 
  1. It is something noncompetitive that you choose to do and you can devote an hour (approximately) a day to it.
  2. It is possible for you to do it easily and it doesn't take a great deal of mental effort to do it well. 
  3. You can do it alone or rarely with others but it does not depend upon others to do it. 
  4. You believe that it has some value (physical, mental, or spiritual) for you.
  5.   You believe that if you persist at it you will improve, but this is completely subjective - you need to be the only one who measures that improvement.
  6.     The activity must have the quality that you can do it without criticizing yourself. If you can't accept yourself during this time the activity will not be addicting." 

Yes, Yes, I Did Say When Does It Become A Reality?

Being a Living Barbie Doll

In the southern Ukrainian port city of Odessa, a strange new trend has emerged that locals are calling Barbie flu.

Valeria Lukianova, spent hours every day styling herself as a human Barbie. 

As well as the human anime girl; Anastasiya Shpagina
The discovery of Shpagina comes after the "real-life Barbie doll"
The big eyes, tiny nose, tiny lips, pale skin and long bright hair.
There are reports that she is considering plastic surgery so that her eyes can be even bigger and more anime-like.
And Yes Ken Doll included...

This is called the "Barbie Syndrome" is the desire to have a physical appearance and lifestyle representative of the Barbie doll.
 You will see mostly pre-teen and young adult females but is seen to any age group. A person with Barbie syndrome tries to emulate the doll's physical appearance, with the unattainable body proportions

And Last But Not Least...

Bagel Heads

 Bagel head is a type of body modification started in Canada and practiced in the Japanese underground scene. It is a temporary (6-to 24-hour) swelling distortion of the forehead created by a saline drip and often shaped to resemble a bagel or doughnut.
 In 2012, after appearing on a National Geographic TV special, this practice became the subject of sensationalism as news outlets worldwide misleadingly declared it a "Japan trend".
The bagel head procedure was brought to Japan in 2007 by Keroppy Maeda, after he first saw it done in Canada by Jerome Abramovitch. Ever since then he performs it approximately 10 times a year at special occasions: underground fetish parties. The procedure involves the subject taking a 300-400 cc medical-grade saline injection to the forehead over a period of two hours, which is then often given a depression in the center, leading to the "bagel head" name. According to Maeda, "The body absorbs it over time so by the next morning it just goes back to normal".
Omar Ibrahimi, a dermatologist with experience performing saline injections during cosmetic procedures, states that using a saline solution that is too concentrated (hypertonic) could lead to extreme dehydration. Additionally, non-sterile saline solution could potentially lead to a bacterial or fungal infection. Maeda uses medical-grade saline in his practice. Ibrahimi was additionally concerned that repeated injections could lead to the forehead skin sagging - which Maeda says does not happen no matter how many times it is performed.

When speaking of body modifications, obession, and addictions
Look into the film:

American Mary

 In American Mary our main character Mary Mason, an eastern-European medical student, struggles with her finances. Mary finds herself drawn into an underground world of illicit body-modification surgery. You see Beatrice Johnson, who has has been surgically altered to look like Betty Boop. Beatrice introduces Mary to her first real body-modification operation to: Ruby Realgirl, who requests that her sexual organs be sealed shut so that she might fully resemble a doll.
She tells Mary:
 "I’ve never had any of these surgeries to become a sexual one looks at dolls in a sexual manner.... a doll can be naked and never feel shy or sexualised or degraded, that’s what I want."

So when it all goes down, there are so many obsessions, and addictions; that some become a reality.

So when does it become a reality...
Or do you mean your synthetic alternate reality?

When it come into existence for all to see, and know about it.
Then it becomes something not just only you perceive but others...
will it then not only become just your reality, it becomes others, who may share the same situation, while other may not share this reality and it becomes something synthetic.

To each his own....