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"Having It All"

Why is this aspiration shoved down our throats all the time??

by Anonymousreply 2102/02/2013

Because it's the PC way to rationalize greed and entitlement.

by Anonymousreply 102/01/2013

If you don't want to HAVE IT ALL, you aren't going to work as hard to buy more crap.

And then what r1 said as well--the concept legitimizes selfishness.

by Anonymousreply 202/01/2013

Because some of us actually do have it all, and we only want the rest of you know that you can at least aspire to our kinds of lives.

by Anonymousreply 302/01/2013

Because there are New Testament passages which support it.

by Anonymousreply 402/01/2013

elderlez thread

by Anonymousreply 502/01/2013


by Anonymousreply 602/02/2013

The thing is, giving up on having it all, and just being happy with the things that are important to you, takes a degree of self-awareness.

People who seriously want "it all" just want to impress others, they don't want to think about what is genuinely important to them.

by Anonymousreply 702/02/2013

"Movie star manages to have it all - career, home and FAMILEEEEEE!"

by Anonymousreply 802/02/2013

I love r8!

by Anonymousreply 902/02/2013

Didn't I almost have it all?

by Anonymousreply 1002/02/2013

As both R1 & R2 have pointed out, mass production and mass distribution have made goods so affordable, the only way to keep the economy growing is through mass consumption (of things we only think we want because of advertising).

It's starting to feel like a giant pyramid scheme and we're going to get left with storage units crammed with stuff.

Of course, if you don't attempt to have it all, the economy collapses and you end up in the same financial position, but without the storage locker full of stuff.

by Anonymousreply 1102/02/2013

This obsession with "having it all" is driving so many people in this world crazy. We aren't just trying to keep up with the Joneses anymore, but trying to keep up with the rich and famous. The obsession with celebrities and people wanting to be like them had gotten ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 1202/02/2013

Helen Gurley Brown

by Anonymousreply 1302/02/2013

Not having it all and learning to be happy with what you can attain is the best that we can do and that's cool. I agree "having it all" is all about rationalization of greed and the cause of much misery.

by Anonymousreply 1402/02/2013

this is an elderlez thread

by Anonymousreply 1502/02/2013

To me "having it all" means a man, a family and home I love; a job that challenges me and a mind that keeps me curious. I worked hard for those things and I am grateful for them.

by Anonymousreply 1602/02/2013

"I Want it All"

by Anonymousreply 1702/02/2013

You can have it all. Just not all at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 1802/02/2013

I've honestly never heard of it

by Anonymousreply 1902/02/2013

Because we are an acquisitive society and "having it all" sells.

by Anonymousreply 2002/02/2013

There can only be one, R17:

by Anonymousreply 2102/02/2013
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