What’s wrong with our Desires?

  • Desires are like a black hole – Once you’re close enough, it sucks you in, and then there’s no end to it. Most of them are not even ours. They are presented to us, told to us, and shown to us. You go for a walk, you see an ad for pizza, and then you crave for it. Then is that really your desire? Would you ever desire a coffee if coffee didn’t even exist? We want things that are marketed well.

  • Do you remember when you were young with little to no money? We desired to be a grown-up, and it looked like they had it all sorted out. But, now that we’re grown-up, we aim to retire early. And, maybe finally, someday, when we retire and have the money and time to enjoy life, we might not even have the energy to live our pleasures. So we desire to be young again.

  • Desires in themselves are not wrong. They make our life enjoyable, form our personality, make us unique and who we are. They help us achieve our dream. But, we need to make sure they don’t get out of our control or become unreasonable. They shouldn’t be an addiction or be destructive to us or others around us.

But that’s just my take. Comment and share yours.

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Garv Chawla
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