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THE WANTING

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THE WANTING.

We are born wanting.  We want food and warmth.  Then, soon, we aren’t content to be fed and so grab for the spoon.  We are carried.  Soon, while being held, we lunge for the floor, startling the adult carrying us.  We keep wanting.

We love toys but then, to the horror of our parents, we announce we are BORED.  we want more than toys.

We become picky about playmates.  Clothes are more than for comfort and warmth.  We want, we want, we want.

We become teenagers and want freedom.  We gain our freedom, and,then we,want more things.  Throughout time Man has wanted for land.  For wealth.  Today we want better cars, more technological,gadgets,   We compete not for pride but for stuff.   Even travel is a competition, today.  Have you been to Europe? No?!  Oh, my.      Or people begin a conversation with, “we just got back from.  .. “.  A thing.  An achievement.

However.  Yes, there is a however.  Sometimes as we age we grow wiser.  We realize that while big screen TVs are fun and traveling is a wonderful experience they are far from necessary to enjoy life.  They are extras.  They are add ons.

If we are lucky we discover that the best things in life are free.  They cost us time and energy only.  The best things are different for different people.

For myself,  the best things include reading a book and playing a game with family and friends.  I love to hug my dog.  Walks feel really good.  Watching the sunset reminds me that we are never alone.  Millions of people can see the sun, too. 

So when you find yourself wanting, ask yourself what you truly want.  It may be within your reach.