WordPress Prompt: All or Nothing

11 Dec

WordPress Daily Prompt 12/10/14:   “Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia Plath

Which do you find more dangerous: wanting nothing, or wanting everything?

I love Sylvia Plath and I think this quote is true for a lot of people with mental health issues.  With the BPD I tend to go into all or nothing thinking and I even had to put “prompt” in the tittle of this post so it wasn’t seen as a general post.  Sometimes wanting everything also turns into expecting everything.  I think it is more dangerous to want nothing, because that means I am really close to giving up.

6 Responses to “WordPress Prompt: All or Nothing”

  1. A Million Thoughts December 12, 2014 at 1:43 AM #

    I totally agree with you and I was told “you are either all or nothing at 17” now I understand why. x

    • mm172001 December 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM #

      I’ve been like this most my life too.

  2. Cat December 12, 2014 at 9:38 AM #

    I think you’re right, it is more dangerous to want nothing, but I find in my messed up mental state, it somehow feels safer to want little or nothing 😉

    • mm172001 December 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM #

      Yes, less likely to be let down.

  3. manyofus1980 December 13, 2014 at 3:52 AM #

    I think you make a great point here. Its good to see the bigger picture I think. Get out of the all or nothing black or white thinking. XX

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