I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger
∼ Simone de Beauvoir
In an era of I want it now, getting what we want is often not easy and not now; so we get stuck in choosing to be comfortable with what we have already or to want more of what we don’t have; and along the way we have to make a choice of how to go about the things we want and the stories we tell ourselves on why we want those things.