“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?
I’m conflicted. Up until the last few months, I didn’t really keep track of my wants. And now that I’m starting to write things down and see all of my goals laid out, I want to do everything. So I agree with Sylvia Plath, I want everything because I was so close to wanting/having nothing. I’ve started blogging, pen-paling, volunteering, working out, eating clean, sewing, and stamp collecting…all of this when I don’t have school. I’m eager to see how much I’ll keep up with this when school starts again in January. And all of these are equal wants for me. I want to do all of those regularly, but I know sewing will probably take the back burner for a while. (I also started a bucket list, which is pretty dangerous because a lot of it is travel, and I’m not sure how I’ll ever accomplish it all.)
So which is more dangerous? I think both. Wanting nothing will lead to a boring life (which I had for a long time), but wanting everything will lead to let downs if you don’t get everything you want. There is a balance though, and I hope to be able to find it, because everything is not all or nothing. It’s give some, take some.