In The Fellowship of the Ring film and book, Frodo inherits the One Ring to rule them all from Bilbo. After a fews days, he begins his quest to destroy this Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, who desired to use it to conquer Middle-earth.
The longer Frodo owns it, the more he seems to get possessive over it. The Ring becomes his only desire—his precious.
While it might seem intense to have such a strong reaction after only a few days, the film's story has condensed those feelings, as J.R.R. Tolkien's book describes Frodo's interaction with the Ring as spanning over seventeen years.
That's right people. Seventeen years to be living around the maliciously captivating powers of the Ring. The Ring has the power to extend and preserve one's life, as is what happened to Bilbo, and later Frodo.
If you are unaware of what happens to you when the Ring has you in its grip, then let me fill you in:
Gollum used to be a Stoor (Hobbit) named Smeagol.
I can't imagine being around such a malevolent object for nearly two decades. I can barely be around some bitchy family members that I only see every so often, and that's already pain enough.