Friday Freewrite #41 – “I will never have…”

Dissatisfaction is a key element of the human condition.  Think about it – rejecting the status quo is what urges us forward – to greatness, or at least to achieve what we can.  Nothing we have, do, or are is ever really enough for us.  We continually demand more – from ourselves, our spouses, our friends, everyone around us.  Friday-Freewrite-small

These feelings of dissatisfaction are uncomfortable, so we want to rid ourselves of them.  We want to become satisfied, fulfilled, content.  But we never will be.  Maybe for fleeting moments we experience fulfillment, but never do we feel “done.”  It simply isn’t in our nature.  The Rolling Stones, it seems, had it right.  I can’t get no satisfaction.  What they left out, though, is that it’s a good thing.  Our never-satisfied state pushes us toward our greatest accomplishments.  It keeps us hungry, so we try…and we try…and we try, and we try….

If you are new to the Friday Freewrite, here’s how it works:

  • I post a “JUMP LINE,” a short phrase that will serve as a writing prompt, each Friday.
  • YOU put pen to paper and write for 90 seconds. (I’ll do it, too, of course.)  Don’t think.  Don’t cross out.  (That is wise advise borrowed from Natalie Goldberg in Wild Mind.)  Just start with the prompt and see where it takes you.
  • Then POST YOUR RESPONSE as a comment.  (Just click the comment bubble  to the right of the post title to leave a reply.)

Are you ready? Let’s begin!

Today’s jump line:   I will never have.

See the comments below the post for responses.

Note to Writers Forum members in good standing: The newsletter editor will be perusing Friday Freewrite responses to publish in the newsletter.  If you DO NOT want your response printed, kindly indicate this in the comments.  We are happy to respect your wishes.  Happy writing!


One thought on “Friday Freewrite #41 – “I will never have…”

  1. …enough time to live all the lives I want to. I want to do so many things, and do them well. There are so many projects I want to work on, things I want to create, books I want to read, movies people have told me I ought to see, books I want to write. Three lifetimes would never be enough.

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