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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

You Don't Want What You Want

The ones you don't want want you.
The ones you want, they may as well be mirages.

In the world of smoke and mirrors, it's hard to know or believe anything is real.

And increasingly, I live a delicate mix of grain of salt and faith in humanity. It seems a taxing way to carry on. Transitory, temporary, situational. But we trudge on.

We all trudge on. We make do, make happy, make life, make love. In some fashion or other. By some means or other.

Friends and acquaintances often tell me they want things they think they can't have. I interpret that as "you don't really want what you want" or "what you want isn't where you think you want." I started this ramble out of that, them, me and then came upon this NY Times post: You Probably Don't Care Enough About Your Goals.

The two sides of the coin:

"1) I want it badly, and I'll do whatever it takes to get there.
 2) I want it badly, but I don’t think it's possible."