I Want It All and I Want it NOW!

@wolfie34 (26793)
United Kingdom
May 4, 2009 11:28am CST
Do you get impatient with life and want everything NOW instead of waiting for it? Do you think because we now live in a very precarious world that many of us are worried that there are not going to many tomorrows left that we have to have what we want NOW instead of waiting for the future to bring it to us? Do you fear that if you choose to wait that life will run out on us? I kind of feel this way that I feel that any days I have taken to relax I am wasting precious time, I guess I feel like a child in that I want it all and I want it now. I am not the most patient of people but lately I suddenly realize that the future could be in jeopardy and to cram as much as I can into my life before it's over. Do you take more risks with life knowing that the way the world is it could be cut short or do you have a perspective that life goes on regardless. Do you treat every day as if it's your last on this good earth or do you still plan for the future? I used to plan well ahead, like travel, settling down, getting my own place but now I feel I have to live for today and forget the future because it's far too scary to contemplate
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@Humbug25 (12551)
4 May 09
Hi ya wolfie34 Long time, no see, how ya been? Well, I hope! I wouldn't say that I live each day as if it were the last because I think if I did I wouldn't spend the time I do on the computer!! LOL. Usually if I want something I want it now and if I have to wait for it then in time I will decide I don't want it anymore and go off the idea. I don't think it is because I am impatient more that I am impulsive!! Sometimes I buy things on impulse and regret it later because I wanted it at the time but I don't want to wait to buy it! Does that make sense? LOL Take care my friend
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
4 May 09
Hello my dear friend, been doing a lot of work on myself etc, and what with going to the gym 4 times a week and with the good weather I seem to spend less time at the computer, which I guess is not a bad thing. I was impulsive once, I had been treated badly by a friend I was hoping was going to be a partner and I spent the day locked in my room the day after I went and bought a car to cheer myself up. Always makes me smile to see you!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
4 May 09
Yeah a bit of retail therapy never did anyone any harm on the bank balance! LOL. It's always good to see you as you make me smile too
• India
5 May 09
Well, if you believe in reincarnation, you won't be in such a hurry because life never "runs out." It is eternal. You have lots and lots of time--eternity. Enough time to get whatever you want. So what if you don't get it now? You will get it some other time. Better be happy with what you have now because it is given to you so that you can learn and grow and get qualified to receive what you want. For example, you want a million dollars, but have only a few thousands now. You will get your million only if you prove to the Universe that you are capable to taking care of the few thousands that you have. Howzzat??? So, relax my friend! Everybody always gets what they want...sooner or later...when they are ready for it. Cheers and happy Mylotting
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@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
5 May 09
I try to see that I already have everything I want. That I have an incredible abundance of everything. I still have hopes and dreams - I don't think the world is going anywhere any time soon. Times are changing, the world is so very different to what it was 50 years ago...we weathered all those changes...some better than others, some did it very tough, the world is still turning. I prefer to be content with what I have and take anything Mother Nature and the Goddess have to offer.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
20 May 09
Taking stock of what we have got rather than want we wish we have is more important, especially when as they say becareful of what you wish for it might come true. It's also learning not to take what we do have for granted. Sometimes the waiting is paid off so we have to hope for a brighter tomorrow to reward us for waiting around today!
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
5 May 09
Hi, wolfie I am afraid that I am guilty of being impatient. Right now, I feel that my career is not doing too well so I want to quit my job and find another one. I was made to understand that in order for me to succeed in this, I have to invest time and patience. However, I am getting really impatient and I am wondering if I made the right decision. Anyway, as to having fun, I try to enjoy life as much as possible without being irresponsible. I want to save up so that my husband and I can travel someday and buy some real properties. I just hope that I have enough time to accomplish all that. Take care
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
20 May 09
I hope you find the right answers in regards to your career and I wish you every success in all that do.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
4 May 09
Hey nice to hear from 'ya Wolf... damn deep question there. With the passing of my grandfather (and my last grandparent) it has made me feel that indeed life is passing me by and before I know it I will have regretted doing things that I would have been able to do younger in life. The weird thing is that planning is how you to what you want... here and now just doesn't work but not starting doesn't either. To want is great. To STRIVE for what you want is even better. The first step is always the hardest and if you are able to do that then you are much better off than others. Thanks Zelo
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
4 May 09
Hi wolfie, I find that people are much more impatient today than they were fifty years ago, but that has to do with the way society has changed and not about whether there will be a tomorrow. Almost everything is instant now anyway, dinners that cook in less than ten minutes, cell phones that keep people in touch all the time, supermarkets open 24 hours etc. I really don't think the majority of people think that we are such a precarious situation but are continuing as if there was nothing to worry about. Blessings.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
4 May 09
You are right my dear friend, it's certainly a rush rush rush world! No wonder stress levels are so high, it's trying to find a corner of the world that isn't in the fast lane. Technology is the main culprit as well as humans quest and thirst for getting things done NOW instead of tomorrow.
@katsalot1 (1619)
4 May 09
The older I get the less I plan ahead. I think it is a good idea to plan some things, but also to bear in mind that you might not be here tomorrow. I have tried to cut out doing things that I don't enjoy, because I am much more aware now of wasting time.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
4 May 09
It's a fine line isn't between planning for tomorrow but not too far ahead, we can also forget today by looking forward to tomorrow, sometimes we need to take stock of our lives and slow down, enjoy today more than what may lay ahead.
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
11 May 09
One thing I worry about (which sounds really ridiculous) is that I have a pile of books which I haven't read! I will have to stop buying them, as I'm really worried I'll die before I've read them - and then they'll go to waste. I do try to smell the roses every day and I certainly appreciate everything I have - but I'm not ambitious (and I'm quite lazy) - so I don't have a list of adventurous things I'd like to do before I cease to exist.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
20 May 09
Doesn't sound ridiculous to me, everyone worries about something whatever it is, that's what makes us human. I tend to be quite lazy as well and I do tend to procrastinate, I think it's because I just want a hassle-free relaxing hedonistic lifestyle.
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
20 May 09
Sounds like an excellent blueprint for a lifestyle, Wolfie ... bring it on!
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
7 May 09
In an ideal situation, wolfie, we should live for today but also plan for tomorrow. After all, what would life be without hope? The act of planning for tomorrow assures us that there is something to be hoped for, but we should also live life to the fullest on a daily basis. I'm not sayiong that we should throw caution to the wind, but we should take a chance on doing some of the things that we might have been putting off for whatever reasons. Words to live by: Tomorrow is not promised to anyone.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
20 May 09
It's creating the fine balance isn't it by enjoying today and hoping for a better tomorrow and hoping that there is a tomorrow, by appreciating what we have and not taking so much for granted, which I think most of us are guilty of doing.
@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
5 May 09
Absolutely, If I could, I want it all and I want it now. I am very very upset today. This morning, I found that my paper got published in a science magazine. The thing is my name isn't there though I am supposed to be the first writer. Apparently, my superwiser did it. I will tell you what, I can't change the fact now even though I am the victim of injustice. Tomorrow, I will be as happy as any other day. If blues do any good, I will offer it. Sad or happy, everything will still be all the same. My old friend visited me a few days ago. She really looks like my aunt now though she is just in my age. We are both postgraudated students.She is as rich as me. Other things are almost the same too. We both face damn unfair things lots of times. There are differences, however. Her frequent depressions were the prelude to a complete mental breakdown. Me, on the other hand, I am so childish that I don't worry about the future too much. It is precious to be sort of stupid at this point. Then, she looks much older while I look much younger.Properly speaking, too younger, lol. I just do a research. Childish will make a person younger, really.
• China
5 May 09
If I may, I'd like to correct something I said: She is as poor as me. Oh, this sentence is not right either. She has a same standard of living with me. It is still not up to much. How to say! Hummm, she doesn't have more money. In a same way, I don't have more money than her. Oh, after a lot of effort, I guess you get that. If she has two apples and I have two peaches. It means that there is no property gap between her and me. Oh my gosh, look at these awful sentences.
@arcidy (5016)
• United States
4 May 09
Oh yeah I know exactly what you mean because that happens to me all the time because I get so impatient with waiting that I just want it now and im not the type that likes to wait I get get very frusterated. And just wanted to add that I love that queen some wich is a line from I want it all.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
20 May 09
I love the Queen song 'I want to break free' which also describes my discussion neatly. Oh I know about frustration too! King of Frustration me.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
4 May 09
I like to live for today but I also like to plan ahead. I used to want things right now and not have to wait then I got to thinking, if I had it now then what would I have to look forward to?!?!
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
4 May 09
That is a very good valid point. I guess it's because I wonder just how much time we have left on earth. Sometimes I hate the uncertainty of knowing if I am going to be around in five years time, twenty or more or if I've only got a year left. So it's best to enjoy today as much as possible.
@arkasen (748)
• India
5 May 09
I do not get impatient with life and do not want to have it now. Being a grown up man and maturity, I can realize that meaning of life. Life is not a moment only. It consists of a big journey from childhood to old age. So in childhood one can get impatient to get a thing immediately for the reason of their childish activity. But as man grows, they can understand and think about life, of course with the help of education and motivational thinking about life. Also one can not enjoy everything if he is given at one go. Can you? So always plan your life for your better tomorrow.
• India
5 May 09
I think its good to live to live for today as noone sees tomorrow. But some kind of planning for the future is also very very important. Which means that enjoy your life today but along with that secure your future also. I am not the kinds who wants eveything now. I think everything has a time and one does not get anything before time.
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
5 May 09
I do find myself getting impatient and wanting things to come right now. Of course I always work for what I want but I want the best of things to happen TODAY. I just can't wait until TOMORROW. I have been trying really hard to pay off all of our small debt and have done a great job with it thus far. However if it were possible it would have all been paid off at the beginning of the year. Instead, it is more practical that by the middle of 2010 at the latest we will be virtually debt free, meaning we will only owe on our home and one vehicle. We have done great because we not only have paid off some of our debt but also have done some home improvements.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
5 May 09
i think i am that kind of person... i am kind of an impatient person as well... when i want something, i want it asap... i want it now... but i try to be more patient nowadays as i know that i can't get what i want everytime straight away... and being patient also teach me self-control and make me become a wiser person in making decisions... take care and have a nice day...
@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
5 May 09
Yes I've learned from my mistake that I'm a risk taker and an impatient person, before I didn't have any plans...I just live for today...nevermind the future. But now! things changed...As I mature, I live today as if it were my last but I also think of the future...I plan ahead and working on my present situation. It's both beneficial for me that way, even if some of my plans were uncertain, I just let God do the working!(^_^) I just say "thy will be done"
@wgh423 (65)
• China
5 May 09
I have to admit that i never plan for the future,as i don't know what will happen ahead.For example, i always think my life route is like most of other girls, date with boyfriend at the right time,marrige with the proper man,and have a baby beofre 30years old.But now i even don't have BF. It seems go away ur point. yeh,indeed, i get impatient with life now,If i wanna sth, i wanna get it immediately no matter the price goes down much several days later. U r right, the workd is precarious,we don't know what happens tomorrow, so we must enjoy ourselves now.However,we should keep in mind one thing at any time, we should keep some moeny or prepare sth to solve the unexpected affairs.
@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
5 May 09
I got weary for planning everything ahead. And when that time comes, things doesn't happen the way I envisioned it to be. So, I changed everything. I just take each day as it is.
@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
5 May 09
I generally live in the moment because there is no way of knowing what the future holds. I am also pretty impatient and like to have my way but I can be paitent if I have too.