The Daily Prompt | All or Nothing?

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia Plath

Which do you find more dangerous: wanting nothing, or wanting everything?

Two extremities. Both dangerous. I believe that all extremities can cause trouble to one’s life. Too much sleep can cause migraine. Too much eating can cause stomach cramps and obesity. Too much depression can make someone insane. Obsession. Addiction. Just name it.

Wanting nothing is a kind of foolishness. You need your family to be with you, to guide you, and to secure you. You need your friends to have fun in social gatherings and travel adventures. Practically, you need money to survive your everyday living. You need clothes, shelter, and food as they’re your basic needs. Wanting nothing of those will definitely make your life miserable. Or worse.

Wanting everything is greed. It can also be a form of addiction and obsession that’s hard to overcome.

In life, you can’t have it all. There’s nothing wrong in trying to achieve the best, as long as you’ve been balancing your life. Too much of everything will pull you down, whether you like it or not.



2 thoughts on “The Daily Prompt | All or Nothing?

    1. Honestly speaking, I want so many things in life, too! Until I realize that I really can’t have it all. I’ll be disappointed and hurt if I exert all the efforts and energy in getting something that I’m not destined to have.

      Anyway, there’s no harm in wanting everything (or nothing) as long as you know that you’ll be happy in whatever you have while you’re living.

      Thanks for the comment, by the way! :D



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