Reading of The Day
Wants and Needs
"There are only two tragedies in life, one is not getting what one wants, and
the other is getting it."
- Oscar Wilde
We have to be careful about deciding what we want. Perhaps our dream is to be a movie star. This is a dream that works out for only a select group of people; for these types of dream, it is best to have an alternate plan. We can work at a restaurant while we take classes and go out on auditions. This way, we are following out heart, but we will not despair if our dream does not come to fruition. Perhaps our destiny is to be a proficient restaurant manager. Or, to take another example, what if our goal it to simply get rich? Maybe we end up achieving this goal but also step on our family members and all prospective friends in the process. We achieve our goal, but we likely end up unhappy, nonetheless.
I WILL TAKE STOCK OF MY GOALS AND DREAMS TODAY AND DECIDE IF THEY ARE WORTHWHILE. IF THEY ARE NOT, I WILL TRY TO COME UP WITH NEW ONES.