Desire animates the world

“Desire animates the world. … Banish desire from the world, and you get a world of frozen beings who have no reason to live and no reason to die. Some people have far fewer desires than the rest of us. Some of them lack desire because they are depressed; others lack it because they have achieved enlightenment. This enlightenment, by the way, is typically the end result of years of conscious effort, brought on by an intense desire to free themselves, to the extent possible, from the grip of desire.”

On Desire: Why we want what we want P. 2

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