For what does it serve a man to chase after things that he does not have just to lose sight of the things that he does

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  • Hello, squirrely Mike Murphy. Welcome to PSE. I wonder, could you provide some context or perspective for your question ? Are you saying that we should be content with what we have, whatever it is (couldn't it be pretty bad ?) or are you suggesting that we already have something of great, or the greatest, value and that this should not be lost sight of (abandoned, disregarded) in the chase for what we don't have (whatever that is). These aren't sarky questions. I'm just trying to see where your question is coming from. Best - Geoffrey – Geoffrey Thomas Sep 25 '18 at 8:29
  • I agree with Geoffrey Thomas about the question needing more context. If the question does get closed because it might lead to primarily opinion based answers or is thought unclear what you are asking I hope you try again. Welcome to this SE! – Frank Hubeny Sep 25 '18 at 10:33
  • You won't like the answer.. which is that curiosity, and the will to adventure is an innate aspect of the human condition. It is a by product of the evolution of intelligence. Like many such aspects... The will to power for example.. it's relative merits are questionable – Richard Sep 25 '18 at 11:56
  • In all reality aren't just numbers a mental concept we use as a tool anyways. – squirrely Mike Murphy Sep 26 '18 at 21:38
  • Please expand on this question. Was it prompted by something that you read, for example? If so, please describe that. Details encourage helpful answers. – Mark Andrews Sep 27 '18 at 1:42