So any desire can lead to a loss, and any desire can lead to a fear of losing it.
And that loss, or just its fear, might lead to anger or sadness.
The five stages of grief from the Kuebler-Ross model, talk of anger and depression,
but also of denial at first and bargaining in between.
The denial phase doesn’t last long when we see that somebody else ate the last cake, although sometimes we might say out loud: “This can’t be true?!”. We can quickly make that somebody who took the cake as the target of our anger, or just burst to tears when we are 5 years old. There is nobody to bargain with, unless the cake is not yet fully consumed. Envy and Hate might be the result if we don’t or never accept, although in this example that might be over the top to say the least.
The desire might be a desire to always pay a moderate telephone bill, and its loss or fear of losing might be seeing somebody making a long distance call.
The desire might be a desire that people always follow your instructions.
The desire might be a desire that people pay attention to you.
The desire might be a world within our control,
a desire not to get old,
a desire to get rich,
a desire for peace …
a desire to get enlightened … 🙂
A desire not to get angry, then being provoked by someone, hence getting into a torrential rage.