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Default Could a non-OCD person ever learn to think this way?

Am 34 and OCD. Since I was fairly young I was self-conscious of age and my family's ages. This all changed in 2000.

I was 15 years old in 2000. Even today, 2000 seems like a huge year and number. Some even thought the world would end then, which made me think then because it was a big numbered year.

Ever since then, when thoughts of age bother me, I feel better in remembering I was only 15 in a large number year like 2000/the new millennium. Almost like, while I can't control the natural process of aging, I will always be so young in a large numbered year like 2000 and era like the millennium.

For a non-OCD person to understand, it's probably likely a former high school athlete feels - Oh, I set the 2000 record in such and such a time. And always feels special because of it. Or, I got to level 2000 on video game such and such. Or I have 2000 friends on facebook. Or in my case, I will always be so young in a large numbered year

Clearly, noone else thinks this way. And just wish that if someone without OCD really wanted to, they could learn to think this way. You hear people can learn meditation, mindfulness, and reshape their thinking, so if someone without OCD really wanted to, and they were self-conscious of age, could they ever learn to feel better from the fact they were so young in a large numbered year?
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Hello sarcasticfrog: I see this is your first post here on PC. So... welcome to Psych Central. Thanks for sharing your perspective. I hope you find PC to be of benefit.
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