Sometimes we struggle with what we want. Maybe it’s hard to think about it when we don’t have it. Maybe it seems too far out of reach; maybe we’re tired of working towards something that rarely comes to fruition.
We all want for the basics. To be happy. To be healthy. To be loved.
We elaborate from there. We want to be comfortable, maybe wealthy. We want challenging careers. We want people around us to support us. We want to be able to help others.
You start to get into the specifics. Sometimes this is where the material, and even the frivolous things come in. Sometimes, we want better. We want a bigger house, a nicer car. We want to replace that old TV, enroll the kids in classes. We want a vacation, a weekend away. We want to be able to treat ourselves, our families, maybe our friends. We want a new coat, that cute pair of shoes, that newly released game.
But I keep going back to asking myself “what do I want?” and what that means for me now, where I am. The answers can change, slightly, but they usually remain the same. It’s both a hard and easy question to answer.
If you wanted for nothing, I can’t imagine life would be very fulfilling. It’s a nice concept, having everything you want, but maybe overrated in reality. That said, I don’t suppose any of us would mind being granted everything we wanted. Wanting keeps you hungry.