[nonsensical babbling] I want something I can’t have. But then, that begs the question of whether, if I had it, I would still want it as much — or even at all? Would obtaining* the thing that I want make me happy? I should say, “happier,” since I feel fairly happy now. Except for this one thing. That I can’t have.
You know? [/nonsensical babbling]
My dilemma reminds me of that old Aesop’s fable.
* This is such a poor choice of words here that it’s really not even funny. I can’t obtain it, I can only achieve it. Well, I actually CAN’T, since my inability to have/achieve/obtain it is what I’m whining about. But you get my point.
The moral of this fable is: You may lose what you have by grasping for more.
But this flies in the face of everything my mother ever taught me, which, in a nutshell, is:
GO FOR IT!
So while Aesop’s lesson might well be taken to heart during a game of poker, how well does it pan out in real life?