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  1. wanting nothing is not living for me. Wanting everything can be managed 😉

    however I think she meant wanting everything to mean one is jumping from one thing to another out of boredom, restlessness, lack of focus, emotional lack of cohesion, trying to hang on to anything as not to drop off the deep end. That’s different and terrifying.

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  2. at first I would say wanting nothing, because if you want nothing you have no goals, nothing to live for, no aspirations. but if you want everything, which is completely unattainable then you would end up being just as lost as the person who wants nothing. i think they are equally unbearable.

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  3. although it’s not an option, I would say living for nothing is dangerous…I believe everyone should live for something, or someone, or everyone for that matter. You’re here for a reason, might as well make it a good one to live for 🙂

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  4. I wrote my prompt a few hours ago and luckily my followers receive an e-mail. At last it seems to be working so I reloaded my blog. This is normally no problem and it appears on the grid. This time it has not appeared on the grid after repeatedly trying. I hope that I have not become one of the very disappointed members that have only failing pingbacks. It is not fun when you write something and no-one can read it.

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    1. Welcome to the club! Not only have my responses not appeared on Daily Post grid for some time now, other pingback links to other sites are not being received either. I can imagine the banging of heads and gnashing of teeth at WP central.

      What this has prompted, if you’ll excuse the pun, is an effort to come up with my own writing topics, which ironically was the reason I started a blog in the first place.

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  5. I have yet to meet someone who absolutely wants nothing. We all want “something” and sometimes it may look that way because we do not want to be disappointed. They say “Expect nothing and you will not be disappointed”. Most people who think they do not want anything usually have a deep root of broken promises, unmet expectations and disappointment in their past. Others do not value themselves enough to think that they are deserving of something… Does not necessarily mean they want nothing, they just make it look that way to protect themselves from disappointment. Everything that happens just seems too good to be true…

    On one hand, I do not believe that a person who wants absolutely nothing exists. We all have our dreams and wishes, and not expecting them to happen to us does not equate to “not wanting them”.

    On the other hand, I wholly believe our world is full of people who want everything, and dangerously so; people wanting to have their cake and eat it too at the cost of others. We all want and need something but nobody needs everything. Wanting everything is the most dangerous feeling one can have because it is simply impossible to get everything. You will destroy the world and everything in it and in the end, you will still not get everything.; and one day when we finally discover what is truly in the center of the universe, you will be surprised it is not you, and even your scope of “everything” is indeed limited.

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  6. to clarify…the following are simply my opinions~

    wanting nothing means either you are zen or severely depressed…

    wanting everything most likely means you are a greedy capitalist…

    when i want nothing…i do not care for the way i look…or what i eat…or if i even live…zen however i’ve discovered is this idea of holding life loosely and being content with what one has…to be content with the AS IS of life i feel has a certain amount of wisdom…

    i’ve lived with suicidal people…to want nothing is most dangerous…to want everything is well perhaps just wanting to travel everywhere experience all the world has to offer…if you are religious then to experience all god has to offer…to want everything usually means one has a ZEST for life…there is no issue with the wanting…but when we must have what we must have and our happiness becomes dependant upon what we want…this then also can lead to depression…

    depression can be a wondrous down time where we find out what our souls are missing or needing…yet it can also lead us to the precipice where we can simply slip off the edge…to never return…

    i find americans make the pursuit of happiness an idol…i feel that americans do not value other emotions as much as they do happiness…all emotion is wondrous…the pursuit of happiness is similar to the pursuit of an orgasm…it comes your way most likely when it is not the primary goal…

    great discussion question…i love sylvia…she did end her life…i’m not well studied on her biography…i wonder if she left because of not getting all she wanted from life…or perhaps she simply withered away into no motivation to stay alive…

    cheers and ooo la la…

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  7. to clarify…the following are simply my opinions~

    wanting nothing means either you are zen or severely depressed…

    wanting everything most likely means you are a greedy capitalist…

    when i want nothing…i do not care for the way i look…or what i eat…or if i even live…zen however i’ve discovered is this idea of holding life loosely and being content with what one has…to be content with the AS IS of life i feel has a certain amount of wisdom…

    i’ve lived with suicidal people…to want nothing is most dangerous…to want everything is well perhaps just wanting to travel everywhere experience all the world has to offer…if you are religious then to experience all god has to offer…to want everything usually means one has a ZEST for life…there is no issue with the wanting…but when we must have what we must have and our happiness becomes dependant upon what we want…this then also can lead to depression…

    depression can be a wondrous down time where we find out what our souls are missing or needing…yet it can also lead us to the precipice where we can simply slip off the edge…to never return…

    i find americans make the pursuit of happiness an idol…i feel that americans do not value other emotions as much as they do happiness…all emotion is wondrous…the pursuit of happiness is similar to the pursuit of an orgasm…it comes your way most likely when it is not the primary goal…

    great discussion question…i love sylvia…she did end her life…i’m not well studied on her biography…i wonder if she left because of not getting all she wanted from life…or perhaps she simply withered away into no motivation to stay alive…

    cheers and ooo la la…

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  8. Wanting nothing could be interpreted as being at peace within and feeling good about it. Wanting everything could mean you’ll never be satisfied with what you have.

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  9. Yesterday I entered my story “All or nothing” as usual but like many other regulars it did not appear on the grid for Dec 10. Fortunately my posts also go onto my blog/web page linked by http://www.antonwillseve.com and some of my followers picked it up. I only started doing the prompts last week and wanted to see if I could go a year without missing one, so I do hope that this day will be re-instated with all submitted posts when your gremlins have finally departed. I know you’re doing your best so please don’t consider this a complaint. Thanks. :).

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  10. I love this quote! I actually might start saying it haha. To answer the question I would say it’s more dangerous to want nothing, as I feel we are evolving humans who should at least want to improve our lives and try new experiences and basically have the desire to want is within our human nature. If we didn’t want anything, we’d never advance in our lives and never have the opportunity to create and do better.

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