What do people really want?

“It’s freedom. I’m going to do what I want to do, how I want to do it, on my own schedule. What people also want to be respected for is their wisdom, for their power, for their coolness, for their influence, for their experience.”

—  Dr. Ken Dychtwald

The above is an interesting, succinct answer to the question in the title: “What do people really want” It resonated with me and some of the goals I sought to achieve when starting the project (and throughout the journey so far). Many people believe money will make them happy, but money can be a burden. The saying goes “those who have little give most“.

I’ve advocated that living a life that is in service to others and to make the world a better place in whatever way you can. Sure, we can see death, destruction and travesty if we choose to look for it, but in even the most desperate human survival stories there have been stories of courage, faith, hope and wonderment. Money won’t help you attain any of those.

My question to you (as we’re all individuals): “What do YOU really want?” Be personal, it can be different to everyone else because only you can be the best you out there.

One reply on “What do people really want?”

Goes with out saying that the safety, health and happiness of my family is my number #1, but that is an easy response. If the question was more focused on what do I really want for me, I think it would have to be to find a way to enjoy the journey.

Life has a way of being exceptionally shit, and yet, in hindsight it is those times that we tend to develop the most. So the logical side of my brain accepts and welcomes the hard times, but the reality of it is not so simple.

So in the mean time, what do I want? Awesome friends, delicious coffee, outstanding whisky, brilliant experiences and …. hope… that at the end of the day, hindsight will prove at least some of my decisions to have worth.

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