Reconciling Our Conflicting Desires


“There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.”
― George Bernard


The human mind is a wild one to say the least. Part time rational, full time paradoxical. Always hungry for more, there’s no such thing as having enough novelty in store. We beg for stability, yet we stray when there ain’t enough mystery. We want chemistry, even though we should settle for compatibility. We fear the fuck out of inconsistency, yet when there’s too much consistency we get bored out of our irrational minds. We crave routine to stay grounded and strike a balance, but too much balance and we wanna jump ship.

We want something, we finally get it, the magic does its time, we sadly get used to it. Falling in the novelty trap each time, yet mindlessly thinking that a state of permanent happiness is to be found in the fulfillment of the next desire. The fun always expires, but our willingness to stop our self imposed fuckery never does. We preach growth all day long, yet host international pity parties when pain comes along.

Maybe then what we truly need is to trade our romance for nonsense for a lifetime commitment with acceptance. Unlocking our minds from fantasy mode to flip the switch back to reality. You can have it all, just not all at once.

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