Demon Hunter wrote:How many pots and pans do you have Cate? By your logic you should have one skillet, and one pot. The rest are a risk to your health from Heart disease.
You sometimes make sense DH. Not this time.
Everyone has an internal logic, even socio/psychopaths.
There are all kinds of obsessions. The person that can’t stop ordering from QVC, We label them ‘compulsive shoppers’.
And when they fill every space accessible to them with ‘stuff’ they never had or will ever have any use for, we label them ‘horders’. Obviously these folks have a different internal logic that justifies extremely excessive shopping and hoarding. In that their internal logic permits them to behave in an abnormal fashion, they have a pathological disorder.
So...both those affected with pathological personality disorders and those that are psychopathic have very different internal logic that for them, justifies their abnormal behavior.
The question we don’t seem to be able to answer, is when does abnormal behavior become psychopathic? What is the difference between someone that has an obsession for guns and collects them excessively and has no intended real use for them, and the person that collects them obsessively with an intention to use them for their made purpose, to wound and kill?
Both groups have abnormal internal logic. Both groups are compulsively obsessed. And both groups internal logic justifys their abnormal pathological behavior.
Most people like myself, may have a little more than they need to survive, like a complete set of cookware of different size and constructs that accommodates various needs and purposes, volumes and foods. I could manage with one pot and one skillet. I would have to adjust my cooking style and method a bit.
What I don’t have is more than I need to cook the meals I need to cook. When a piece of cookware or appliance is no longer useful I either throw or give it away, or donate it to charity. Same with clothing and other possessions. There are a few possessions that I don’t use, that I keep for sentimental value. Or preserve for their historical value...like vintage or antique stuff. All of this ‘stuff’ is not necessary to live. Logic dictates there will probably be a period before I leave this world, that I no longer have use for any of it. So my emotional attachment to these material things is controlled and limited.
That’s not the case for people whose internal logic justifies their obsessions.