My favorite quote comes from The Rolling Stones. “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime you get what you need.” Despite all those drugs Mick and Keith did in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, heck, I think they’re still doing them today, there’s a lot of wisdom in those few words.
Many people quote, “life’s a journey, not a destination.” While this is true, I find The Stones dig deeper.
If we always get what we want, then haven’t we skipped the journey for the destination without knowing for sure if that’s where we’re meant to be?
And if we try a little and get what we need, don’t we experience the journey in a richer, more grateful way, and end up in the right place? Aren’t we more fulfilled by surviving, achieving what we thought impossible, what we didn’t know existed, rather than being plopped into the destination without the scars and wisdom to show for our efforts?
I say this all because well, I really don’t know, I guess it’s the random shit that was in my head today and somehow made its way from there to here. After all, it’s fluffy, philosophical BS we hear from every self-help guru in the western hemisphere. It’s nothing new, except, I doubt your shrink is quoting The Stones in your therapy sessions.