When you see something or someone that is very attractive, do you admire or covet?
There was a time when I saw beautiful women and I coveted every single one of them. But as some point, this changed to admiration. I no longer felt an annoying desire to have someone who looked fabulous, I could merely appreciate her. I don’t know how this changed, so I’m wondering if other people have experienced this tension, and if they moved from one view to another and if they have any insight into what that is about.
Do you tend to covet more, or admire more? When you covet, how does that make you feel? Have your habits changed over life? What do you think causes either behavior?