Source: Philosophy: A Complete Introduction (2012) by Prof. Sharon Kaye MA PhD (in Philosophy, U. Toronto)
[ p 198: ] Despite its enthusiastic celebration of human freedom, there is a dark side to existentialism. Sartre memorably quipped that we are 'condemned to be free'. While freedom is intoxicating, it also produces the overwhelming sense of responsibility that Sartre calls nausea. You cannot blame anyone else for what you become. And, as it turns out, it's not at all easy to become something good.
[p 201:] 9. Which of the following could be an expression of nausea?
a. I did this b. I want to do this c. I hope this will happen d. What happened?
The answer key on p 220 states the answer as (a), but I do not understand why (b) is incorrect?
I accept that one can feel overwhelming responsibility for a past action. But you can also feel this for a desire (especially if it is a lower-quality pleasure) that you wish to effect.