Certain aspects of desire are more than manifestations of inner self. Desire is also driven by sociocultural nuances that have a sort of ripple effect. The constructed intentions that start these waves move out in all directions and affect other ripples, creating unpredictable developments. What seems so simple at first becomes a mind-numbing sprawl of discontent that vaguely resembles the simplest of desires. It only makes sense that this constantly swarming web of affects leaves one with multiple avenues of discontent for each aspect of their lives in which they feel accomplished. There is no end to yearning. It is the basic element that drives one to obtain something.
But the attempted manipulation of this inherent element of human nature is what leaves us with heavily distorted perceptions of importance. It is as if we now want to want, and procuring objects of desire is merely a secondary function. Addiction, obsession or fixation. These all play into the perpetuating field of supposed dreams that caress our minds every waking moment. On the surface, it is typical and to be expected. But the further these distortions delve into our psyche, the more they pollute any sense of satisfaction we already have. Even more, this inner turmoil is continually affected by the exterior world, reminding us of the basic elements of yearning we have yet to obtain.
It is no longer a matter of have and have nots. The simplicity that drove humans for thousands of years is now fragmented and impossible. Frustration and infinite sadness pick apart our minds, creating destructive forms of obsession that will always be directed towards what is out of reach. With crippled hands we try to grasp ideals that don’t exist, that are just mutations of our minds that continue to shape unrealistic expectations,. With this, we have made a population of monsters.