Needless Desire

Desire is defined as a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen. Needless is defined as being unnecessary or avoidable. When we desire, we often overlook what we actually need. We get caught up and driven by a motivation for something more, usually for the sake of material or egoic acquisition.

Rare is the desire to need less. But what could be more unnecessary than the want of things beyond our control? True power comes from self-control. When everyone else is caught up in getting more, the person who has the most is not the one that gets the most,  but the one that needs the least. They are the least burdened by desire and therefore the most powerful.

When power is perceived as one’s external control over others and/or over things other than oneself, in how more fragile a state can one actually be?

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theconstantstate

Writer, Musician, Educator, Aspiring Stoic and Doting Father

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