So it happens that we come across something that catches our imagination so much we really, really want to have it. Often, this happens very quickly--the moment we see this item (whatever it might be) we have this feeling we are immediately in sync with it, it speaks to us, we understand it, its purpose, and why it would be a great fit with our lives and perhaps ideals.
But, deep down, we have an equally strong feeling or understanding that we will never actually have it.
It could be because it is very expensive, and we don't have the money, and given many of life's other obligations, it's very unlikely we will ever have the money.
Or it could be that we could pony up the cash (or credit!), but we also know it is a very unwise use and we choose not to do it. Still, we avoid having it only with a strong sense of regret.
I had such an experience over something I guess may be a bit strange, the Bose VideoWave entertainment system. (link below to Bose website which shows and explains what is is in greater detail, if anyone is curious--it is not a sales pitch, by the way, you can only buy Bose products through authorized stores and not through Bose's own website!).
It is basically a 46" flat screen TV, certainly nothing striking in this day and age (actually it uses a Samsung model as a base). But what it does have which no other similar model has is...13 speakers (of which 6 are woofers) built right into the flat screen TV! You get in other words a whole home theater with Bose quality sound without any of the usual components.
There is only one wire coming out of this TV, which goes into a console which concentrates anything else you want to attach (DVD players, etc.). The whole thing is controlled from a super-simple remote, and all other components will be similarly controlled.
When I saw this, on my current flat TV setup, which is a rat's nest of wires, cables, and all sorts of unsightly connections...I had almost an epiphany. Of course, this TV is rather heavy and rather fat but still.
Why will I never have it? I cannot justify spending $5,500 bucks on it, and that is what it costs.
Anyway, I got to thinking and wondered if this sort of experience also happens to others. Have you ran into this situation of really wanting something yet at the very same time knowing you won't have it? A kind of strong yet forever unfulfilled desire?
f yes, and would like to share this experience, this is the thread for you! If you would like to give an opposite argument, say, there should be no (legal!) desires left unfulfilled if they are strong enough, please feel free to do that, too.