You Can’t Always Get What You (Don’t) Want

Sometimes a person can get really hung up on not getting what they want. You try, work, grind, and… peanuts. As the song goes,

You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes, well you just might find,
You get what you need

The Rolling Stones, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

But what if you don’t even get what you need?

This quote from Oscar Wilde is for those moments. It’s about being grateful for what you avoid too.

If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.

Oscar Wilde, Don’t Forget To Sing In The Lifeboats

You can’t always get what you want. But sometimes, you don’t get what you don’t want either, and that’s a win we can pretty easily overlook.

And a win is a win is a win.

So sometimes, maybe that’s just what we need.

h/t James Clear for the Oscar Wilde quote