Originally Posted by Zach Matley
So does that mean that LWs and DWs don't dream about, say, hiking on Olympus Mons on Mars? Or they do feel powerful enough to muster the world's resources and accomplish it if they really want? Or what? The feeling that one can do whatever one wants seems rather illogical to me, and I'm just looking for a clarification. Thanks.
Here's what goes through my head when I approach this from a darkworker mindset:
"It'd be pretty sweet to go hiking on Mars. Man, the views would be awesome. Okay, what would I need to do to make it happen? Maybe the best way would be to push NASA towards doing a manned mission to Mars, and position myself to be one of the astronauts. Okay, so that's vaguely plausible on first investigation. Do I really want to do it? Not that strongly. Sure, it'd be cool, but deep down there's plenty of things that I want more that are easier to achieve."
In summary, I think that "whatever one wants" is not as fickle as it first sounds, as, in the darkworker mindset, I'd be weighting up the strength of the desire against other desires. Weak, shallow, short-term desires would be weeded out pretty quickly. Going hiking on Mars would be a shallow impulsive desire to me, but I can imagine a deeper desire like exploration or strategic conquest that might get a darkworker there.