Can someone without OCD ever learn to feel better from this

Postby sarcasticfrong1984 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:00 pm

Am 34. Accept that age is a natural process we all go through.

It always has made me feel better, both about passage of time and myself, that I was a teenager (15) in a large number year like 2000/around the millennium. Some speculated world would end, which made 2000 seem large and permanent.

Always think, yes, I am going to get older, but at least I can always say I was young (15) in such a large number year like 2000.

Its probably comparable to: (1) How a former athlete feels - Oh, I set the 2000 record in 15 such and such or (2) I got to level 2000 on this video game or (3) I have 2000 friends on facebook, or (4) It took 2000 years (which is a lot) to pass from AD 0, and yet I was still only be a measly 15

Or in my case, I'll always be a teen (15) in a big numbered year like 2000. (2000/new millennium sound to me like its close to the end of the world, and here I was only 15)

Noone else seems to think like this. It works for me though. I understand most wouldn't want to think this way. I would like to know :


If someone else, that did not have OCD, wanted to learn to feel good over this also, and had the right motivation - could they ever learn to think and feel good over this? (People use affirmations and mindfulness, so could they?)
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:02 am

sarcasticfrong1984 wrote:Its probably comparable to: (1) How a former athlete feels - Oh, I set the 2000 record in 15 such and such or (2) I got to level 2000 on this video game or (3) I have 2000 friends on facebook, or (4) It took 2000 years (which is a lot) to pass from AD 0, and yet I was still only be a measly 15


The athlete accomplished something through effort, probably thousands of hours of training and practice. The gamer played for XXX hours. The social butterfly put in the the effort to cultivate friendships.

The person born. They did nothing. That is the difference.

The athlete, gamer, and social butterfly all put in effort to achieve a goal. The person born on an arbitrary date established by Pope Gregory in 1582, put in zero effort.
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