Originally Posted by Wreck
Care to offer how you define desire and want and the difference between the two?
The way I see it is this, and I take an example from the latest HunaTrainer podcast. Let's say that you grew up poor, and some days you had dinner and some you didn't. Let's say that on those days that you didn't, your family was irritable, and on the days that you were full, your family was loving.
Now, as an adult, if you want to lose weight, then you consciously and cognitively want to lose weight. However, your subconscious wants you to remain full out of fear that people around you will be irritable. So I see this:
- desire: to lose weight
- want: to remain full
(At least in the terminology that seems to have developed in this thread.)
Perhaps different terms will be more useful.