There is an expression “I want it so badly I can taste it.” So, just how badly have you ever wanted something?
Have you ever wanted something so badly that you hurt?
So badly that it distracted you from everything else?
So badly that you were physically ill?
What of trust?
Have you ever wanted something so badly that you were willing to lose someone’s trust?
What of sacrifice?
Have you ever watned something so badly that to have it briefly you were willing to give it up forever?
When it comes to wants, needs and cravings, what factors into self-restraint versus self-indulgence? Is it simply a matter of strong versus weak? Survival of the fittest? Moral versus immoral? What gives the preacher will power and the drug addict none? What allows one child the steal candy from the store and another child to ask for desert and happily accept no as an answer?
Where are our boundaries and how are they built?