I’m glad you liked the article, John! I spent a few years attending Buddhist/western psychology classes, so I guess that’s why parts of the article have that influence.
I totally agree….desire is the root of all evil (or suffering). Wanting + ego = problems. We see it every day (on the news, or between people) and sometimes we might even get caught up in it ourselves.
It sounds like you’ve got a keen interest in personal growth/psychology. What a great thing to be involved it!