“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia Plath
Which do you find more dangerous: wanting nothing, or wanting everything?
It seems more dangerous to want everything. Wanting everything or wanting nothing both have risks.
If we want nothing, it could lead to being lazy and never getting anything. Although, would it matter if you had nothing if you didn’t want anything in the first place? Hmmmm. It’s possible, that by wanting nothing you could end up with what you need – food, shelter and so on.
If we want everything, we should decide how much we are willing to sacrifice. Time, effort, a social life, love life. Are we willing to throw our friends under the bus without blinking an eye to get ahead? Are we prepared to live a solitary life? It’s possible that the only people around us are the people that we pay to be around us.
Sure, I want things but most of the stuff I want are things – shoes, Wonder Woman memorabilia, a laptop, comic books. However, if I had to choose between nothing and everything, I would choose nothing. It sounds so Zen doesn’t it?
Who want to be like Veruca Salt? I’m sure someone does. Her name is cool but I find her so distasteful.
I remember that movie so well, esp Veruca. The problem with wanting nothing is that if you want nothing then you cannot blame anyone when you get what you wish for… nothing OR everything you never wanted.
Yeah, it’s a slippery slope.
I think, as with most things, there’s a constant balancing act. Sometimes I want so much, other times literally nothing, still others a mix of both.
But there is a bit of peace found in wanting nothing though. 🙂