“The neurosis in which the search for safety takes its clearest form is in the compulsive-obsessive neurosis. Compulsive-obsessive to frantically order and stabilize the world so that no unmanageable, unexpected or unfamiliar dangers will ever appear.”
Abraham Maslow (American Philosopher and Psychologist, 1908-1970)
TIME: about 2:45 PM
I took this photo with my phone camera. Yes, I arrange my M&Ms by color. I ate the brown ones first (as you can see, they are not in the picture). Then, I eat any extraneous colors. For example, there were 12 orange and 15 yellow M&Ms, so I ate 3 orange ones and 6 yellow ones so that they would be even with the 9 green M&Ms. Since the red and blue M&Ms were on each end like bookends, the fact that there only 6 of each was not a problem. Finally, I ate a row of M&Ms from each end…for example: a row of red and blue; a row of red and blue; a row of orange and green (3 times), then finally the yellow ones in the middle. That didn’t sound too obsessive-compulsive, did it?