Men, or as I’m sure some people would like me to emphasize the “womanizing” variety of man (although I’d dare say it’s true of all men until they meet that someone who compliments us and joins us in a new struggle), have been echoing this very point for years, in that it’s not the the sex that is attractive but rather the chase.
Religions and philosophies have mirrored it too, perhaps best summed up as – “it’s not the destination that matters it’s the journey”.
Are we at our best best struggling to achieve something, when pushing ourselves to reach that goal?
We don’t really want what we think we desire, says Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.