by syaffolee

The Thursday Threesome: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Onesome: You can’t always get what you want- Have you ever wanted something really badly and had it fall through, only to look back later and realize that things ended up better for it?

I wouldn’t say “better”. I’m still at the “bitter” stage.

Twosome: But if you try sometimes- Is there anything you’ve ever wanted so badly that you were willing to give up on other things while you tried to get/save up for the one big thing?

Yes. The first thing that gets sacrificed is sleep.

Threesome: Well you just might find you get what you need- Most of us have been at spots in our lives where what we want and what we need are not always the same thing. Money’s tight and that new toy you want isn’t going to happen because you need to get the brakes on the car repaired or you need textbooks for school. What have you really, really wanted, but you had to give up because of practicality? And did you ever figure out how to have both the want and the need?

I don’t really want any sort of material things other than the necessities (you know, like food, some place to live, gas in the car, a working computer–fancy-schmancy programs need not apply). My only vice, if you can call it one, is my love of books. Other people spend their money on going to the movies, DVDs, nifty electronic gadgets, and eating out once in a while. I spend mine on books. Happily, I need not bankrupt myself–there is always the library.