I want to get my work done; I don’t want to be a slave to the job.
I want dinner to go smoothly with the kids; I don’t want to crack the whip to keep them on track.
I want the kids to play by themselves; I don’t want to listen to the ruckus.
I want my old dog to keep living; I don’t want her to suffer.
I want to read more; I don’t want to stay awake.
I don’t want to be wound up with anxiety; I want to remain deeply engaged with life.
I want it both ways.