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Wanting badly (1) Thu, Jan 22, 2009
This is gonna sound really negative, but oh well. 

I think one of biggest lies our society has taught us is that if you want something really badly for a long time, you should have it because you deserve it.  You've always wanted a Porsche, so you should go to ridiculous lengths to get one, then hang out with your faker Porsche friends and talk about the superiority of European engineering.  You've always wanted to own a house, so you should borrow more money than you could ever pay back in order to achieve the so-called American Dream™.  You've always wanted a particular cool-sounding job, so you should quit your current job, leave your family, and make some fool-hearted attempt at creating something out of nothing. 

I think this idea is fine for little kids to believe, but at some point, you just need to accept that it's a lie.  You can't always get what you want.  You won't always succeed.  You can't do anything you put your mind to.  We've all seen way too many movies about people who achieved their dreams against impossible odds.  But guess what -- they're movies.  They're not real.  We can try, and we can have hope, and that's good and all, but just because we want it, doesn't mean we'll get it. 

Moral of the story:  Don't try.  No wait, that sounds too negative.  Moral of the story:  Be realistic. #sociology

Jenn B Thu, Jan 22, 2009
i try to make it sound a bit more positive, but i whole-heartedly agree.  the theme for "blue's clues" is "with me & you & my dog blue, we can do, anything that we wanna do".    a few years ago i changed it (singing loudly over steve) "we can do anything, God wants us to".  ha.  my poor kids...being robbed of childhood.  ;)

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