Monday, February 25, 2008

If You Just Can't Get What You Want, Maybe You Should Check What You're Not Asking For

When I talked to my daughter she brought up the woman who had made a list of the qualities she wanted in the guy who would be perfect for her, put the list away, and four months later, he showed up at her Christmas party. Good present. My daughter said she had recently been at a gathering of singletons, mid-twenties to late-thirties, when the conversation turned to True Love, which none of them had found. “We discovered we all knew what we didn’t want,” my daughter, “but none of us had a clue about what we did want.”

1 comment:

Paula Lovgren said...

Ouch! This is too true unfortunately...and what you don't want, you get. My friend and I talk about this way too much. The conclusion we have come to is that we don't know what we want because we don't know what the alternative is to what we know. And we know we don't want what we know. The unlearning process is long.