“But, if you try sometimes,
well you just might just find,
you get what you need.”
Is it merely a question of perception that determines what we want versus what we need? Do our desires match our expectations, or do we somehow, along the way, confuse settling with satisfaction? Do we ever get what we want, or are we forever forced to not get truly satisfied?
(“I can’t get no satisfaction“, sung later by the same band…interesting).
I often wonder if we all suffer from a similar disability of sight. Do we always wish for something on the other side of the fence, something unknown and mysterious? Do we convince ourselves that someone else always has it better, or is better? Is it true that we only realize what we have when it is gone?
Or, do we fool ourselves into aspirational wants, and lose sight of what we really need?
For a simple rock song, it certainly pokes at some pretty heavy thinking, don’t you think?
You Can’t Always Get What You Want :: The Rolling Stones