I can be a real stubborn idiot at times.
Thankfully, this isn’t a constant characteristic or central to my being.
But, it is definitely true that I can get a bit obsessed and be unwilling to let go of certain things. This should be happening less and less because I am completely aware of the fact that this behavior normally ends badly. An example of this phenomenon can be seen in how I handled the latest HVAC situation. I’m a bit mechanically inclined. Certainly no sort of expert of any kind. Just a guy that can sometimes figure out how to repair something or complete a household project. When the HVAC began to act up, I figured I’d have a peek prior to calling the HVAC professionals. Maybe it was an easy fix. Of course, my wife warned me off of this thinking because she’s actually smart. But, I wasn’t going to give up until I at least took a look at things to see if there was something rather obvious out of place. I should never have even taken the front panel off of the HVAC air handle. And, I have no idea why that was the first place I went. There wasn’t even a trip to the internet to get some sort of idea or what I was looking for. I just went straight for the air handler because that is where I could detect an unusual sound. But in simply taking off the panel and inspecting the guts of the HVAC air handler, I messed something up as I heard a pop. My wife put an end to all of it by having the HVAC tech get out as soon as possible. It probably saved me from completely destroying the HVAC.