Obsessives. I like the the idea that someone could push away all the concerns and details that make up everyday life and just focus on one thing—the thing that ﬁts the contours of his or her imagination. Obsessives lead us astray Can’t see the bigger picture. Serve not just the world’s but also their own narrow interests. But I don’t we get progress or innovation or joy or beauty without obsessives.
From the book "The Bomber Mafia "