All or Nothing

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All or Nothing?.”

All or Nothing.  As with most things in life it is all about balance.  The trouble begins when we try to strike the balance, or tip the scale in one direction.

I’ve never met a person who wants nothing, has no dreams, who lacks ambition, and has no goals in life.  I’ve met people who may have stumbled on their way, but never people who want nothing.  This is a sad place to be.  What becomes your reason for living?  Whats your reason for living when you have nothing to look forward to, nothing that inspires and motivates you?

It could be argued that some may want nothing because they feel they have it all already, or they are satisfied with their life.  However, even those who feel they have it all or are content, want something.  Maybe not for themselves, but perhaps for others.  Maybe they have things they want for their children, grandchildren, and maybe they have bigger dreams for the world, so they dedicate themselves to philanthropy.  These people don’t kick their feet up, clap their hands and declare, “that’s it”.

The extreme to nothing is everything.  The trouble with wanting everything is that it is a grand task.  First where do you begin, and how do you begin?  And what happens when the plan that you’ve drawn up in your head or on paper, hits a hiccup or a road block?  Suddenly, the task became more challenging.

I’ve said before I’m a simple girl. My own goals and aspirations aren’t grand. By some standards, they are simple and realistic.  Yet, they are still challenging and I find myself struggling sometimes, which leads me to question myself, and in turn question everything.  I can only imagine what it would be like if I had huge dreams and wanted everything.

These are extremes on opposite ends.  If your heading too far in one direction, it is going to be a struggle.

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