We are each obsessed in some degree. Few of us could walk down our road nude, or maybe even without shoes and socks. We take such obsessions for granted and accept them as norms, so we do not feel mentally unbalanced. When a similar power of feeling leads us to behaviour outside the norm we face our own doubts about ourselves. Obsession in dreams may illustrate some anxiety, drive or desire which is leading us beyond our accepted norm; or the obsession may be used to escape the real feelings, such as childhood pain, or adult conflict and entrapment.