The Allure of the Unattainable

Some of us are cursed with this ugly trait… When no matter what you have in front of you – you still want more.

You want that thing you don’t have – that thing you can’t have – that thing you shouldn’t have.

Sometimes just the fact that you can’t have something can drive you into a mentally unstable fiasco. It has been clearly demonstrated throughout history and literature. King David. Bonnie and Clyde. Adolf Hitler. Pol Pot. To name a few.

There are other examples –  not just in the case of power or money – but in love. I have seen it happen too many times. Someone falls for the ‘impossible’ one and it can become an unhealthy obsession to obtain their love.

What is it that drives this strange need to have what we don’t have? What is it about us humans that leaves us constantly unsatisfied? Is it a by-product of evolution? Or just an ever increasing presence of greed in our society?

I hope to suppress this urge. It is not helpful and it will drive you mad. I want to be able to look at what I’ve got, be appreciative of it, and understand that I really don’t need much to live.



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