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?

To me it seems like wanting nothing could be more dangerous. Unless you are some kind of hermit or ascetic – and even they want something – everyone who is alive wants some thing or things. It’s against human nature to not want anything. However there are people who want close to “nothing” in that, they have very few desires or wants or needs. Maybe not needs but the other two definitely. And that could mean that they have given up all hope and given up on life.

That to me is more dangerous and serious to a person’s mindset than wanting it all. I want a lot of things, I want all my dreams to come true. I want it all. I have a lot of desires. I need a lot of things. I want and crave a lot more. I am not greedy but I want my share and I want to feel that I have a lot. But I have limits and I know it (I think). Being so makes me human and makes me want to improve and change. Otherwise I might as well be dead or dying.

Prompt from the Daily Post at

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