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    Hey,
    Just wanted to say thanks for joining The Student Room: welcome on board!

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    (Original post by TSR_Ollie)
    Hey,
    Just wanted to say...
    Did you want to say that?

    I guess, on one level, you having said that (or typed it) is evidence of the will to say it. However, I think that defines "want" too clumsily. In other words, there is a distinction between those things I "do" and those I "want" to do.

    For example, I don't "want" to do chores, but I do chores because I need to/have to, in order for a certain outcome (e.g. to not live in a messy room).

    If I do chores, it is not because I want to do chores; although obviously I want to do chores to the extent that it will help me get others things I want.

    So there is a neat distinction there, I believe.

    Do you want something as a means to an end, or do you want the end in itself?

    To use another example: just because a smoker smokes does not mean he wants to smoke. He would prefer an "end" where he is healthy, but is weak-willed and therefore smokes to satisfy a burning desire for the pleasure of smoking.

    So my question is: to what extent did you want to say "hi" to the user, and to what extent did you do it a a means to some other end?

    Many thanks,

    Melancholy.
 
 
 
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