Monday, September 19, 2005

The Unattainable

"People don't fall in love with what's right in front of them. People want the dream-what they can't have. The more unattainable, the more attractive."
~Anonymous quotes

What is it about the unattainable that is so damn desirable? Why is it that people will forego something that is better for them, healthier, easier or less costly (emotionally, physically & financially) for something that they are told or believe that they can't have? Is it the thrill of the chase? Is it a control issue? Domination? Personally, I think that people are just not willing to settle. No matter how good you have it or how good something right in front of you may be, there is always the dream that something better lies around the corner. It's choosing the mystery box or what's behind "door number 2" instead of the new car in front of you.

The fact that someone would do anything for you, hell maybe even care about you more than anyone else, may not be enough to keep you interested past a few nights. The fact that vegetables are better for you may not stop you from wanting a greasy burger and fries every day for lunch. People are so in love with the unattainable that they will turn away perfection in search of fantasy or miracle.

I don't know what else to say about this right now. I read the quote and started rambling. It just resonated so deeply with me and kind of expressed how I've been looking at a lot of issues in my life... School, work, financial etc. I want so much for my present and future that it is all starting to clump together and seem like a dream. Ambition is a motherfucker.

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The post is sitting in first draft purgatory right now, so I may re-write it or revise it later. For now, I just wanted to get it all out there. Stay Tuned Bitches.


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