Why do we always want what we can't have?

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  1. Sac Arrow

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    Story of my life. I won't get in to the specifics of the latest want/can't have, but there are so many things. Can: Arrow. Can't: Gulfsteam. Can: Nevermind, this will start to get out of context.

    Discuss.
     
  2. Ryanb

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    Is she married?
     
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    I hope so. Single chicks are psycho.
     
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    Life would be pretty boring if you could have all that you want. Striving for something helps grow you, tests your patience and whether you'll "settle" for something less.

    Unless it's about a girl... then ignore the above. :p
     
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    You dream of Gulfstream, I dream of an arrow.

    Just be thankful you're not living on my C150 budget.

    But I am thankful and proud of my little plane.....

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    I dream of great weather and cheap aviation costs.

    but back to reality...

    These chocolate dusted almonds that were in my stocking are pretty good.

    sigh
     
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    What matters is what you do with it once you get it.
     
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    You can't always get what you want.
     
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    "I don't want the world, I just want your half." - TMBG

    Nauga,
    and Ana Ng
     
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    But if you try sometimes you just might find,
    You get what you need.
     
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    Just remember, you get the burger not the burger girl.
     
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    Poor man wannabe rich. Rich man wannabe king. King ain’t satisfied til he rules everything.
     
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    Clear skies ,cheap gas and longer time to TBO.
     
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    'You can't have everything. Where would you put it?'
    - Steven Wright
     
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    If you had it....you wouldn't know what to do with it. :D
     
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    As long as I have what I need, I don’t worry about what I want.

    Cheers
     
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    I have enough stuff as it is. What would you do if you won the lottery? Me, I might put in better avionics in the Mooney, but that's about all I can think of.

    Most folks go nuts and ruin themselves.
     
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    Keep it simple and enjoy the luxury of time.
     
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    You can keep pulling off leafs of lettuce, but you can never get down to the burger....
     
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    actually in the history of mankind, this motivation for self improvement has worked out not bad.
    yes, there is some pain in that we will never ever be completely happy with our lot in life.
    The World is Not Enough - Pierce Brosnan (I think)
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    And I'm sure the women feel similar about us men folk. :happydance:
     
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    Secrets to a Happy life:
    1) Be happy with what you've got,
    2) Get enough.

    At ease.
     
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    You had it good
    You want it better
    You know
    You know
    You want it all
    You want it all
    All or nothing
    You want it all
    All or nothing
    Nothing
    Nothing
    NOTHING!

    Seriously, what you want with a Gulfstream? The more you have, the more you have to take care of, and those things you own wind up owning you.
     
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    This is my way of thinking.
     
  25. denverpilot

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    I don’t have Ebola and don’t really want it either. So the premise of the question is busted.
     
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    By the way ...

    Behavioral Economists have proven people want “free” much more than they want “actual value” in multiple blind tests.

    An example is in Freakonomics but there’s much more academic study that’s been published since that book came out.

    So “what you want” is often manipulated by changing the perceived opportunity cost lost to obtain it.

    “Buy one get one free!”

    Etc.

    My favorite is the car dealer who always says he’s having “inventory equalization sales”. LOL. WTF does that even mean?! Sounds important though. Haha.
     
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    man, i think i want more stuff, but when i look at the things in my life that need my attention, i don't know what i'm thinking
    - kids that need more attention
    - house that needs lots of fixin' (furnace, roof, bad breaker, yadda)
    - other houses that need fixin'
    - utility trailer that needs bearings
    - travel trailer that needs bearings
    - wife's car that needs an oil change and a new cabin air filter
    - my car that needs (apparently) a crank position sensor and a cabin air filter
    yadda
    why is it that I want a 50 year old plane?? :)
     
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    i would immediately stop paid work for both of us and come up with a lot more fun way to spend my days, even if it involved fixing all of the stuff on my list. i could fix it all with the kids, so it counts for double.
     
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    For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

    -Mark 8:36
     
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    Malcolm S. Forbes said, “He who dies with the most toys wins.”
     
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    Bigger is always better.

    He who dies with the most toys wins.
     
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    The family had to sell off the “Capitalist Tool” a long time ago. :)

    The same goes for a huge stake in the magazine (of which U2’s Bono was the major shareholder in the investors) in 2006 for a price that by 2009 was twice as much as the magazine was worth.
     
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    Isn't the second one so true. I don't know how you guys with 20+ year marriages function. 'Stuff' stops after about five years.
     
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    Hell try 45+! But then she'd say the same thing about me lol. And, nothing stopped after 5 years either. She's a good one.
     
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    "Look at this prize bull, the sign says he studded 452 calves!"

    "Probably not with the same cow."
     
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    I got lucky. Mine likes flying and likes ME going flying. She even likes most of the pilots we meet.

    Kinda hard to complain about any of that.

    She likes shoes. Not quite Emelda Marcos numbers of shoes but to me, a lot of shoes.

    I spend a lot more on airplanes than she spends on shoes, so it’s still all good.
     
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    you haven't found the right one yet. Celebrated 18 years this summer. I don't feel like a newlywed .... better actually. Theres lots of good stuff still happening.

    Good luck @Sac Arrow
     
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    I'll hit 25 in a couple months. Is it perfect? Nope. Would I do it again? Yep.

    And if "stuff" stops after five years, you chose poorly.
     
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