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OCD? Or is it?

February 6, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I get pissed off when someone re-sizes my GTalk window. Or if my Firefox is sporting a look other than the default one (even if it is Wikipedia showing up instead of Google in the Search Engines box next to the Awesome Bar). But as they say, it’s better to be pissed off than to be pissed on. I pity the guys who occasionally have to bear the brunt ofย  my Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, if I may call it so.

Any attempt to make a list will be incomplete, because you never know what new thing may come in your way to irk you. That extra space between two words in a document? That change in aspect ratio of a digital image? It can be anything, anywhere, anytime.

And then are a whole lot of things that don’t really bother you. The spare, dysfunctional headphones are lying on a corner of the table. So what? Let them rest there. The pattern on the roof of the restaurant, though lacking perfection, seems appealing. Things like that make you wonder if the whole concept of pulling off a Monica Geller must apply to each and every sphere of daily activities before you can call yourself as one with OCD.

That brings me to the lasting debate on what dictates art forms? Strict guidelines or raw spontaneity? It takes a lifetime of scholarship to understand, appreciate and use the principles and guidelines in art. On the other hand, something very amateur at times appeals as much to the casual observer. Poor scholar’s defense hardly finds an utterance in such situations.

Yes, confusion. And that’s when living in the moment seems rewarding. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. February 6, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    remember you tilting that image in photoshop by 2 degrees. when i see your room, you are definitely not in that category, but sometimes, you are!

    • February 6, 2010 at 6:22 pm

      You are never going to forget the 2 degree rotation, are you? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. bharat
    February 6, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Raw Spontaneity anyday!

    As Joker puts it
    โ€œIntroduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order and everything becomes chaos..

    But randomness is good too!

    • February 6, 2010 at 6:24 pm

      Yes, it becomes a chaos. The question is, is that enjoyable?

  3. February 6, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Seconding Bhondu..Raw Spontaneity..Any day!! You cannot possibly consider it fair to channel passion through guidelines. It wont be an expression of pure passion anymore. And its passion that touches the heart, not perfection.
    Coming to OCD, I still resent to it being termed as a disorder. I mean whats the harm in liking something in a certain way. I cant sleep on a bed unless and until the bedsheet is perfectly symmetrically arranged on the bed, cant eat if the cutlery isnt at right angles to each other and doesnt form a perfect rectangle with the table edge. Its just the way I like things, its not a disorder ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • February 6, 2010 at 6:24 pm

      For once, I won’t argue against raw spontaneity. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Neelangana
    February 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Why do you have to chose one against the other as a fixed norm?

    • February 6, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      Well, live in the moment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hula
    February 11, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Instinct, Spontaniety :)) My whole life is build around these ๐Ÿ˜€ and it’s just getting worse ๐Ÿ˜€

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