Why should we exercise restraint over our desires?

The Speaking Tree | Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our desires are unlimited, but our capacity to fulfil those desires is limited. So, it is only realistic to keep our desires in check. If we fail to control our desires, we will fall into despair sooner than later. No one can afford to follow a path which leads to despair. Controlling one’s desires is preferable to falling into despair. It is a fallacy to say that restraining desires leads to the stifling of personality. Human desire can be unlimited and trying to fulfil them can lead to negative rather than positive development of the personality. There are any number of scientific studies to buttress this point.