compulsive personalities When I have a bit of free time I automatically crank up the PS2 and start playing Grand Turismo. I have been playing it so much that the roads have developed potholes. I only stop long enough to smoke a cigarette and then I'm back at it. In fact, I'm making this post while my car is in the pit getting fresh tires. I'm the same way about this forum. I'm sure a great many of you share this affliction so you can appreciate where I'm coming from here. The game isn't doing me any favors. This forum, while I find a great many of the members quite interesting, isn't going to make me rich, get me a female companion or do anything else that justifies the time I spend here. The old saying "a dollar chasing a dime" seems to fit this quirk. Why do folks, primarily men from what I have seen, do this? Why do they find something they like and spend hours, or even days, ignoring their family, ignoring their friends, ignoring their dog (whose bladder is most likely going to explode if he doesn't go outside and SOON!!!) and all just to play a game or chat on a forum? I suggest that we, as men, have a biologically inset desire to say we are the best at something so we can "one up" all others that attempt the same action. We have an inferiority complex that must be smothered by whatever means is available. We, as humans, are social mammals and the male of the species has a competitive drive that forces us to strive for perfection in every compulsive act we concede to. No matter if the act is worthwhile or not. I'm typing this without thinking it through so I may not be making my point clear. Please feel free to clarify, rebut or whatever you feel is warrantedd.