Man, it's like impossible to not want things. Stoics are the people that are all "just don't want anything that's not within your grasp and you'll be happy", right? But how does that make any sense? If you're putting qualifiers on objects and only making decisions to want things based on your abilitity to have them then how can you really say that's wanting in the first place? I mean, wanting isn't rational. How do you even determine what to want? And who says wanting is bad? And even if you stop wanting something after you get it, that one moment of whatever you feel when you get what you want is worth it, isn't it? If we didn't want things, we wouldn't have the reward system and nothing would get done. But what about people who never do anything to bring them closer to their wants, and is that a better way or life or not? What is it to want things and why does it matter?
Baking makes my head spin spider webs of tangled thoughts.