Desire Isn’t As Complicated As We Make It Out To Be

“I don’t enjoy this” is a perfectly legitimate basis for not doing something *unless* you have a logically or morally compelling reason to keep doing it.

“This is what I enjoy” is a perfectly legitimate basis for doing something *unless* you have a logically or morally compelling reason for doing otherwise.

Your desires are not guilty until proven innocent.

If you want something, you are free to pursue it without feeling the need to justify yourself to everyone who doesn’t “get it.” And if you’re uninterested in something, you’re free to turn it down or tune it out without feeling the need to be held hostage by other people’s arbitrary expectations.

Yes, you will always have moral duties you need to consider. Yes, you will always have counter arguments and potential reasons to the contrary you’ll need to consider. Wherever those things do not apply, however, keep it simple and do what *you* want to do. Yes, it’s actually okay to not treat what *you* want to do as if it’s automatically bad *just* because you *want* to do it.

Unless there’s a good reason to think it’s a bad thing, desire is a good thing.