What Do You Want???

I have been asking a question to lots of people that I meet. Mostly clients at work, and I am usually a little disgusted with the answers I get. At the same time however Time and time again people are convincing me that my own thoughts on the answer are right. SO.....here it is: Outside of the absolute necessities that humans need to sustain life, what do we want? What do you think it is that as a whole the human race desires more than anything else? What do YOU want?

RefuseResist RefuseResist
31-35, M
4 Responses May 4, 2012

Although I see it as a negative thing at this point in my life, I want to someday feel legitimately content with everything. I'm young and restless, just as I ought to be at this age and I want to use this time to experience as much of this world as it has to offer. I want to travel the world, gain an understanding of cultures different than my own, one day raise a family with a woman I couldn't see myself living without, realize that the smaller things really are better, admit my wrong doings, and settle down at an old age, where I can spend my last years being completely satisfied knowing my kids will continue on with a life that I helped brand. That will be my little mark on the world. People might not remember my name eventually but I will have peace knowing that I changed the course of history in my own little way. My favorite quote of all time pretty much sums up how I feel.<br />
<br />
"When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world."

I am in 100% agreement about death. Most people see it as something to fear but I'm looking forward to it in a curious kind of manner. And yes I do believe there is the possibilty of a soul. I'm not religious but spiritual, agnostic really. <br />
Hey thats funny that you bring up murder as a freedom. I am getting attacked over in a group called "I am fascinated by serial Killers" cause I posted a story called "we can't live without serial killers" I actually posted the story as a kind of experiment to see what kind of feedback I would get. I don't actually believe alot of my own arguments but its fun to debate and I am trying to expand my own outlook by taking on the roll of the bad guy!! hahaha I should use that freedom stuff as a argument and see what kind of s h i t that disturbs!!

Wow man is that just the sort list!!?? hahaha By the way I love that you put perfect world in quotations. Thats another thing that I ask people: " How would you make the world perfect?" I have only once gottten the answer that I was looking for and that is that the world already as "perfect" as it can be. Believe it or not that came from a 16 year old girl. Anyways The point of my original question is that I am trying to prove freedom as a necessity as critical as food and water and oxygen. And I beleive that every one of the wants that you listed (aside from death) are enabled by being free.

That is one intelligent 16 year old girl then, well at least according to the logic I believe in anyways, as thats the same view I have, regardless of what I want.
I tend to put things such as "perfect world" and "good and evil" into qoutations,different people have different beliefs on these subjects, and most peoples I have talked to about a "perfect world" goes against everything that I am and that I strive to be. I know what you mean about freedom, but I also believe freedom should be limited, at least to a point (IE murder should not be tolerated as freedom, and the same with other such concepts (Things that are not usually debated should be tolerated, obviously nobody should be allowed to kill for no reason, however things like abortion should be left up to choice.imo)
I dont know, death seems like the ultimate freedom to me, no longer being bound to your physical form? (Assuming you believe in a soul, which
while I am Atheist, I do beleive in a soul)

what I want is to help people. I dont want world peace, I was born to help, and in a peaceful sarene world, I am useless.<br />
I want to work, in a world where nobody NEEDS to move, I would be useless, I love to work.<br />
I want to protect, once again world peace or any form of "perfect world" would be a detriment to my existance.<br />
I want logic, I want people to see logic before they judge, before they speak, and before they act.<br />
I want to learn. If I ever knew everything I would be the saddest man ever, I love to learn, to know that there is something I have yet to know or understand.<br />
I want to run, I want to eat, I want to breathe, I want to live, and when It is over, I want to die, because then a new adventure begins.