2 posts tagged wants

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Getting What You Want Without Knowing What You Need

In our Modern culture, we are encouraged to be unbalanced in our doing, in our esteem. We're taught to believe we have the right, and the entitlement, to do and have whatever we want. Yet we lack the love to know what we truly need, and how to get it. And so we find ourselves exerting our power, our esteem towards our Self, onto others, in hopes that we will get what we want, without having to do the work to know what we need. When did our wants become so important? Perhaps it was when ...

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The Want of Others

The wants of others used to matter to me. I thought somehow they were mine to fulfill. At some point I decided that while my wants didn't matter too much, other people's were of paramount importance. I convinced myself I was being caring, or helpful, or altruistic, or some other adjective that bathed me in a golden light, in giving what they wanted. I allowed other people's wants, and the fulfillment of them, to become my concern. And while I pretended to be okay with it, and ...

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