Teddy bear syndrome
Teddy bears… the cute little cosy stuff toys must have surely been a part of our childhood, irrespective of how old we grow. Teddy bear syndrome is one such condition in recent research which has caught our attention. It is described as the psychological tendency of someone to not use a particular object, maybe a person or an inanimate object, and not let others use it either. Even in a marital relationship it shows the dependency of a person on the other just for the sake of comfort and to preclude loneliness.
We all need someone in our life for moral support, physically mentally and sometimes financially. But not letting others use the same benefit shows your egocentric nature. Exemplifying the previous statement, for instance, a Father of two buys a teddy for his daughters, as they grow the elder one avoids playing with stuff toys but gets aggressive on anyone touching her possession. This is rational but in the present scenario, many people are replacing their mobile phones with humans. Spending ample of hours on a mobile phone rather than our beloved ones.
Jesus himself quotes in Matthew 6:19-21 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroy them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” So let us not lose true relations in the possession of teddy bears. And let our mindset be on true understanding rather than materialism.
– By Dr Mr and Mrs Wesley.