Daily Prompt – All Or Nothing

“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?

A number of years ago, I was one of those people who wanted everything – completely materialistic, and incredibly shallow.

My how things change.

Whilst I will admit that yes, those desires to have everything are still great, I accept that they’re completely unrealistic and unachievable, and instead, find myself with much more refined desires instead.

Wanting to be happy, being one of them. Whilst others would define happiness as being the result of having the massive house, the fancy car, and a truckload of money in the bank, it’s unachievable for majority of us. I’m the sort of person, like many of you, living from pay to pay, and have to save to do things like buy clothes and gadgets and pay for travel etc.

I think once you get past the desire for purely material possessions, then you start to be able to focus purely on those that are more important and achievable. For me, I want to get through my current state of depression that I’ve been in for the past few months; I don’t want to be continuing to go through this on my own, nor do I want to have anybody else become involved either. I just want to get through it, so I can reclaim some kind of happiness and control within my life.

It’s just that the steps required in order to reach that point seem so incredibly daunting for me… perhaps I just need to ‘suck it up’ and deal with it.


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