Not growing up
Muse #404 - we are designed that way
This quote distills the essence of our complaining. Our not wanting to grow up. Our whining, moaning, and groaning. At least we could say, we now have the understanding of it, if not anything else.
Of course, I hear you say - “speak for yourself.”
Most people tell you they want to get out of kindergarten, but don't believe them. Don't believe them!
All they want you to do is to mend their broken toys."Give me back my wife. Give me back my job. Give me back my money. Give me back my reputation, my success."
This is what they want; they want their toys replaced. That's all. Even the best psychologist will tell you that, that people don't really want to be cured. What they want is relief; a cure is painful.
— Anthony de Mello (1931 - 1987)