Do you always get what you wanted?

@leateagee (3667)
China
November 23, 2008 10:08am CST
Though considered as an only child I don't get what I want. I only fulfilled this wishes of getting what I wanted by the time I gave my mom what she wanted... that is to finish my college schooling ... which I did with flying colours. BUt even though I get spend all the money I earn all for myself, I still don't get totally/fully what I wanted because I am worried and/or concerned about my future. I worked so hard to fulfill my childish wishes. Its fun so I have no problem with that. What about you? Do you always get what you wanted? Is it difficult? Share please ... thanks ... happy every day!!!
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18 responses
@1corner (744)
• Canada
23 Nov 08
That would be nice, wouldn't it? I'm glad that you don't seem to have much problem with money. No, I don't think that's possible at all for ANYONE. We all have different WANTS, many don't even get their NEEDS met, in some parts of the world. The rich have no problems with lack of money, but money doesn't solve every WANT. It creates even more problems for some. It can't buy friends (good and real ones), it can't cure one of incurable diseases/conditions. It can't make one secure internally (but certainly physically, it can). I also think it isn't such a good idea to always get what we want. That can make us spoiled and bratty. and the world doesn't need more of such.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
23 Nov 08
You have great ideas and opinions. I couldn't agree more. Money can't solve all our wants because most of our wants cannot be bought by money like what you said having good friends. I may have got some of my simple wants but the real want that I wish is still far from its reality. And honestly I don't even know how to get it. I work very hard to get the simple wants that I desire. Indeed you are right that even the basic needs of human like food and shelter are deprived from other people in some parts of the world ... and its not their fault for not having these. The more people desire the more people become greedy. I do agree that its better not to have what we always wanted. Thanks so much for responding. Take care and happy every day!!! =)
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@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
23 Nov 08
No Nothing my mama tells me if you get anything you wanted World is like heaven to you i think it's not possible for any human. have a nice day.
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@leateagee (3667)
• China
23 Nov 08
Simple people have simple wants and desires. It is possible to some but not to all. Simple impossible things like owning a laptop. I thought it was impossible to me but I got it. I worked hard, saved and now I got it. We can not have all I know. But we can always try to have some. Thanks for responding. Take care and happy every day!!! =)
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• Philippines
24 Nov 08
Hi! No! I worked hard to get what i want. Even during my college years if i need something i get it from my allowance. I saved money from my allowance and when i have enough i get it and buy the item i need. But now i am so blessed because my boyfriend gave me a laptop and a celphone which i dreamed to have soon. He gave it to me as a gift. So its nice that atleast someone cares for me now. Be blessed
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
24 Nov 08
No I think it is never possible.Actually whatever we think that we want, is very difficult to fulfill. I also earn myself and can't get all what I want. there are also something to save always for future.
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@mapuang (612)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
no i dont get what i want. i just think of my future. i buy only what i really need most and for my business.
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@arunmails (3013)
• India
24 Nov 08
Probably always I don't get all I wanted, though I am the only child to my parents... now I am 25, I am earning as I like, but, still I am not unable to get the things I wanted all the time..... coz, we have lot of responsibilities, without fulfilling our responsibilities, we cannot get whatever we like......
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23 Nov 08
Hi leateagee, As there was six children in our family, I was always the one that gets left out in that department, I have never got what I want, it has been like that in my childhood and in my adulthood now. Although I am married now but it seem to follow the trend even I don't get myself what I want but think of others first, but I must say this, my husband sait to me seven months a go if I wanted a LapTop so I jumped to the chance, then he ordered from the shop, but get this, when he found ound how much it was going to cost, he cancelled it, I was very angry, as I wnated to learn how to use the computer because I haven't a clue how to use it. To my good luck the computer arrived anyway, the he was going to send it back, so I offered to pay halh of it and that was done, see? that sort of thing always happens to me. Thats my story. Tamara
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• United States
23 Nov 08
No, In no way does anybody get this. There are always things people want that nobody can get. ETERNAL HAPPINESS
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@leateagee (3667)
• China
23 Nov 08
Hello, There are things in life that is so simple that they can't even get it. Like peace of mind. Some get this and others don't. Some people can get a cellphone while others can't. Thanks for responding. Happy every day!!! =)
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@Karpov (68)
• Australia
24 Nov 08
Never.....never.....it appears to be so difficult that I don't know when I can reach it. My spoken English is quite fluent and spoken free from a Chinese accent. But our nasty Chinese education always starves the spoken English and feed the points to the impractical, bloody grammar. Classmates around me appreciated my accent and fluency, but the teacher ignored this. So, people around me always thought that I should be the elite of English among them, but, to be widely divergent, I didn't do that well just because I cannot make sense of those awkward-sounding grammar and strange requirements of English compositions. In those days I was lessend to practise my spoken English and now I became thrid-classed of my friends. I struggled in my high school for three years, in the first 2.5 years, I endeavoured to make my scores of mathematics over 60 but I remained 40 until the final semester of my high school life I made it up to 110 out of 150. But the Entrance Examination of the University really made a joke. The paper became so easy. In that year the criteria of ranking marks is the criteron score(The system uses normal distribution, that is to say, the one get the highest is ranked as 900 points.....), when the paper becomes easy, many get a low score. So I did really bad. As a result, I cannot major what I want and enter the university I long for. Later after I went to a college that enable me to go to the University of Queensland. And I thought I could get rid of the nasty education of China. I assumed that I could select the major at my will when I am in Australia. I have to tell you that the education under CCP simply means 'restriction'. Now I am majoring accounting in the University of Queensland, something that I am not good at, and as what is it like the previous one, I worked hard but gained a very awkward outcome that cannot totally reflect my ability. However, it is not that possible for me to change my major now. Something anecdotal, also provide here. On the lapsed August, friends in the a church celebrated my birthday and they sent me a gift. The size was similar to something that I want——a pen container. I didn't bring one to Australia and I searched everywhere but I couldn't find a beautiful one. Finally after I went back home I unpacked the gift and I found that's a box of Ferrero Rocher. Oh...that's something common.
@Elvali (68)
• China
24 Nov 08
Absolutely not,no one can get exactly what he wants all the time.Admittedly,most of things in the world can be achieved if you try your best.But sometimes you have to admit that there exists something that you won't get no matter how hard you try.That is the reality we have to face.For instance,love can not be constrained if a person you love doesn't love you.But that depends.Maybe one day you can touch him after your long-term persuit.But remember,this case rarely occurs.If you are lucky,you may be the one.
@jb_vete (323)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
I'm the youngest in the family, and they say the youngest is the most loved... b\ But not all the time that i get what i wanted though. Sometimes, it upsets me specially when i wish to have it so badly. But i know i have to understand that it's just impossible to have all you wanted. And it's just fine with me in fairness... Because it gives me excitement in wishing something, whether i will get it or not.
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@toddsarm (766)
• Canada
24 Nov 08
no I never get what I want
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• India
26 Nov 08
ya some times what i want i will get it..but in some cases i wont get like in case of marks in exams and good job and many more....well some people wont get what they want...its puraly depends on there luck...if u are lucky then u ill get what u want if u are unlucky then there is no chance to get what you want....
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
I think your parents did good in bringing you up... eventhough you are an only child... you did not grow up to be a spoiled brat... or a happy go luck person... who think he/she can get whatever he/she wants because the parents are there to cater to all his/her needs... I am not an only child... i am the second eldest to four... and for sure... i never did get what i want... and this set the tone for me as i grew up... studied... had a job... and have my own family...
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 08
Raising an only child is more difficult because of her status as an only child she tend to be demanding and pampered. Now your mom did the right thing in raising you up by not giving you what ever you demanded and this inspire you to earn your own money and work your way up. Like you I did not enjoy my childhood days as the eldest of my 8 siblings I have been a second mom to them. But it gave me a good training and strong foundation when I had my own family. It came naturally when I got married.
@gemini_rose (16194)
24 Nov 08
I was an only child but was not spoilt, I had to do chores to earn my pocket money or else I would not get any. At christmas and birthdays I would get what I wanted but back then there were no computer games etc like today so my parents would not have to spend a fortune on me at those times, they would not have done anyway. When I left home I could not afford what I wanted and still cannot now although I am a little better off and so can get things like clothes and occasional cds but I have a family of six of us now so most of the time they have to be put first with things they need. It can be difficult at times especially if I see something I would like but I have been doing this for so long that I am used to not getting what I want!
• India
24 Nov 08
me too feels the same. i dont feel i got what i deserved. and am 100 percent sure that i deserve something better than this. hope that the fortune will turn around. praying for the best...
@manunulat (605)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
Nope, never and sometimes it's impossible. I want to be an honorary princess but I surely have to work on that and it takes a commitment to become one. Heheheh! I don't see not getting what you want as a problem but when you do get what you want, a lot of problems arises like getting rid of that thing or finding what you want more. So, those stuff make people sick sometimes. Yet, hard-earned wants would not be questions and those wants put to good use and shared builds relationships. So what do you want? What is the life you really want? I mean, let's be real by saying what we want, it's not bad, it keeps us from dreaming and achieving. We should get ourselves grounded once we achieve something.