011: Three Little Words That Can Mess up Your Life (Part 3) — Want

Today’s topic is about the word “want.” Even though we spent the last two episodes talking about how having preferences is a healthy alternative to imposing “shoulds” or “needs” upon ourselves. I present here three reasons why we fall into some thinking traps when we use the word “want.” Those reasons are:

  1. We don’t really know what is best for us.
  2. We tell ourselves that we want one thing, when evidence points to the contrary.
  3. We mainly know what we don’t want, rather than what we do want.

See Also

  1. Stumbling on Happiness (2006), by Dan Gilbert
  2. The Old Man and Death, by Aesop
  3. Buddha’s Brain (2009), by Rick Hanson

Music: Eastern Thought by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3692-eastern-thought
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