Why do i think Things have feelings?
November 22, 2010 2:08 PM Subscribe
Has anyone else's mind compulsively given objects feelings? If so, how do you deal with it, or how did you stop it from being a problem day-to-day?
Weird psychological tic questions inside.
posted by greenish to grab bag (63 answers total) 88 users marked this as a favorite
I have a problem - my brain is completely sure that all objects have feelings.
The funny side of this is me giving an apologetic smile to the sandwich I put back down when I see another I'd prefer. Stupid, right?
The not-so-funny (to me) side is when i happen to read a story in the paper about a town which has an xmas tree which everyone is saying is "shabby and a poor excuse for a tree". I cried when I read that article, because I felt so sorry for the tree, and hoped it hadn't heard anyone say it was shabby.
Before anyone makes the crazy face and says therapy, I did actually bring this up with a therapist once. he did his best to talk me out of it, but my brain just doesn't want to stop thinking it.
So... anyone else have this weird problem? Speak up and make me not feel quite such an oddity, and please share any fixes!