People are often slaves to their desires. When what you want has you, there is a problem. Things will not improve, so long as we grovel before these idols.
You can become addicted to anything. The only way to free yourself is to break the chains entirely. Being consumed reduces a person to a pile of ashes.
Human beings must overcome their vices. Or else they will be overcome by them. What seems perfectly harmless may conceal a deadly sting.
What we want is not the issue. We should be concerned that we want it more than we should. Think of what lengths one would go to get what they desire.
And when the goal is attained, there is no satisfaction. Because the fruit of lust does not fill the heart. Instead, you wind up with less than you had.
Our spirits can guide our wills to do good. But only when we have a purity of purpose. The tail does not wag the dog: we are responsible for what we become.