Desire

Bennett & Royle – in their book An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory – talk about how desire is mobile. I agree with them completely. Human beings always desire something, and the object of desire changes all the time. They also talk about the moment of desire and how small it actually is. How long do you actually want something? Until you get it, till right before you get it? And the moment you get it, the desire is gone… But as we can’t live without desire, it’s not gone for too long – it returns again for a different object. And so it goes on until the end of our days. We desire until we can’t anymore.

It is one of those things that is rather frightening to think about – the predictability of the human mind/race. That in our core, we are simply… greedy.

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6 thoughts on “Desire

  1. Hi !

    I don’t agree that we are agree that we are greedy. I think as humans we crave the need to fill holes/gaps in our lives which we try to do by trying to gain possessions or so on to fill it. Once that gap is filled we move on to fill other voids in our lives.

    So no I don’t fully agree that we are greedy. Greed only comes if you already have something but would like to get something better or would want other things even though you should be perfectly happy with what you have .

    True inner peace can only come when you have reconciled the imbalances in your life.

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