(A rant is coming…can you feel it on the wind?)
Human beings are rarely satisfied with what we have, even when we have what we need.
The number of people I know who are truly content can be counted on two hands…and I know (unfortunately) hundreds of people. It’s all well and good to be dissatisfied when one doesn’t have what one needs but bemoaning one’s state of affairs over not having what one wants is just childish. When I encounter this attitude, I want to scream.
Maslow’s Hierarchy is brought up over and over until the poor man must be spinning wherever he currently finds himself, but I’d like to use it here to make a point (pun intended):
Here it goes – if you’re focused on the top two tiers, you have what you need. You can work toward attaining the next steps but, really, you’ve got more than a lot of other people and you need to stop your bitching. Want and need do not equate…period.
Now, I’m not saying that survival is the goal; living in survival mode sucks, to be honest. I’ve been there, done that, and torn up the complimentary t-shirt in a fit of pique. That’s why I consider the bottom three tiers to be absolute necessities for living. One can survive without love…but can one live without it?
But, this is a post for the Pagan Blog Project and, as such, I should somehow manage to bring this back around to spiritual needs and wants rather than screaming about the people that want a new car every year and whine when they don’t get it, right? Right?
So, here goes:
You, like most of my readers, are a human being. You are Divine. You should focus on being the best human you can be instead of worrying about ascending to some other plane where you will be able to do mystical woo-woo shit, or being jealous over wanting to be a god-spouse without doing the work behind it, or making tM your BFF. Those, my dear, are wants, not needs, and no one is interested in hearing your whinging.
Stop it. NOW.