Tuesday, December 06, 2005


Sometimes I get what I want. You know, I go after it and get it. At times it’s because I think I choose to want the things I believe I can get. And at times it means facing challenges. The difficulty of the challenge is very hard to predict, but the harder it is, the more rewarding it is to overcome it.

Now, getting what you want is like a double-edged sword. First the good feeling of success is satisfactory and you end up feeling content or even happy for a while. But then…you start wanting more. Suddenly one happy moment or day is not enough and you want the bliss to continue. I guess it applies in most of the situations – you get a raise and are happy with your new salary but soon you discover you start needing more money…or you think you’d be absolutely happy to have a week of holiday but when it’s over you want more…or you think you’d be the happiest person on planet to find your own flat but should you finally get it you probably also need a car…or like in the songs people say that they could die for only one night with somebody special…when in reality, they also want more.

Why is it that we want so much more all the time? I wish I had the ability to want less, to be able to cherish the moments of happiness…but I don’t think this is something that can be learned, is it?

“Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a miracle.” Coelho

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