Think of all the things that people wish for, both material and immaterial. The great majority of the time they don’t get all, or even most, of what has been wished for – be it more beauty, more brawn, more brains; more money, more love, more power. In addition to which, if we had received all that we thought we really wanted we’d become or have some very grotesque things; such as the woman, or the flower, that takes the idea of beauty much too much too far. The wild orchid above seems to have done that. If people really were able to acquire all they wanted there would be a world full very unhappy people with nothing left to strive for. Because all of us, whether we recognize it or not, need to have a goal. This is not to say that wishing for or striving for good things is a bad thing, but one should not be unhappy with smaller results. After all, wealthy and powerful people don’t really look much happier than the rest of us. We’re all capable of wanting and wishing for too much of a good thing and it seems to me that that wanting and wishing is really a goal that has been met. With that wanting and wishing we propel ourselves on to achieve goals we hadn’t even recognized until the achievement happened. And there is still the original goal remaining to strive for, thus maintaining our efforts. Would you rather have too much of a good thing or much of a good thing and intact goals?