Is it true that people always want what they can't have?

== == * If we did not always want what we did not have we would never have evolved to what we are now. The desire to acquire wanted things sparks our intellect to discovering a solution. All of our advances are due to this same drive so it seems natural that we carry it into our relationships, the deciding factor being our ability to reason out whether the sacrifice is worth the gain based on past experience. * As you start to hit 50 (at least for most of us) we still strive for things in our lives, but hopefully become wiser and appreciate the things we have and kick out the things in our lives we don't need. Example: Strengthening our relationship with our partner to taking more time to get to enjoy your children or perhaps grandchildren. Learning to relax and realizing that all work and no play is not good for one's health. Still, as the above poster put it so well, we all do strive for certain things in our lives and it doesn't have to be monetary value. * We want what we can never have its just our nature greed and over active imagination causes this no one know if we will ever learn