I am reading a book entitled, Traces of God by Diogenes Allen, retired professor of theology at Princeton Theological Seminary.
writes that human beings are a "mass of wants and desires.
We seek things, consume them to satisfy our desires, and no matter how much we get, or whatever it is that we get, sooner or later we want more, or we want something else.
We never seem to be satisfied with what we possess or achieve.
We are restless and crave what is novel."
Like Plato, Dr. Allen
thinks that we are leaky vessels.
Professor Allen perceives that we spend our lives seeking to satisfy our never-ending desires, our 'loves' as ancient Greek philosophy calls them.