Why do we want things that we can’t have? Why do we want to do things we are not supposed to? What is so appealing about the forbidden? Have you ever noticed how the second you know something is off limits, it makes you want it more?
ex 1: “Ewww… that guy who works at the coffee shop is so stupid. He always puts soy milk in my latte instead of almond. Duh right? Isn’t that so dumb? What is that? You are dating him now? Actually, he is kind of sexy… I think I want him.”
ex 2: “I have no interest in that closet over there. Doesn’t appeal to me at all. What is that you say? I can’t go in there? Why? Why can’t I go in there? I want to know what is in that closet right now! If I don’t open that door I am going to implode!!”
It makes no sense right?!
The second I act like there is something The Munch can’t have, she gets obsessed with whatever it is. If I say “Careful… stay away from the oven… it is dangerous.” Sure enough she will spend the next hour trying to open the door to the stove. Or if I say “Munch, don’t touch my shoe it is dirty…” she will start licking it while giving me defiant eyes before I can get over and rip my sneaker out from her paws. I almost feel like trying reverse psychology and refusing to allow her to give me a pedicure just to get her interested.
Human nature is so complex. It is almost as if we are designed to create drama in our lives and entertain ourselves by desiring things that we know will cause trouble.