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Update leaves me wanting

I've been a bit busy lately -- but you probably have been too, so I have little excuse for not posting.

I have been wondering a lot lately about the nature of wanting things. There have been a few things lately that I've wanted, but I've noticed that my wanting them has taken on a kind of detached attitude, as if watching myself wanting something. At the lowest level, I want the thing, but then as I see myself wanting something, I think it's not so good to want things.

Is it bad to want things? I told my kid today that I was the richest person in the world because I have such a great kid. He told me that I'm not so rich because I don't have a lot of money. I wanted him to understand, and I think he did, but then the detached-me saw myself wanting him to understand, and that cued the issue of whether it's OK to want things.

I think if one doesn't post for a while, the concentration of unusualness builds up, so please forgive this ranting. But if you have some clues about the nature of wanting things, please fill me in.