Dynamics of desire
Published: September 27, 2005
|Yearning vs. Desire|
Don't confuse yearning with desire, Butler says. Desire goes like this:
"I want to solve the crime. I want to kill the monster. I want to go to bed with that woman or that man. I want to win the war."
Yearning goes like this:
"I yearn for self. I yearn for identity. I yearn for a place in the universe. I yearn to connect to the other."