For most of the time that we have been evaluating the concept of Desire, I have been talking about a new Desire. This means that the Desire is at Point B and not at Point A. The MC has to leave Point A and journey to Point B. But sometimes an MC initially thinks that what she want is at Point B or some other point, but in the end find out that it is really right where she started.
Yet, unless she left home and tried to obtain it elsewhere and experienced what it was like to have the other thing or at least the journey to obtain it with all of its undesirable Effects, she would never have realized the value of what she had back home.
Additionally, sometimes the solution to the General Desire is for the MC to remain steadfast in who she is and who and what she believes in. So, there are steadfast and change characters. When she remains steadfast, others around her change and the situation ends up changing.
This is what is meant be enduring to the end.
But other times, part of the story is for the MC to undergo a change of heart and develop more refined characteristics or more altruistic motives. Often times the MC is a person that is obtaining her Desires in the Northeast and/or Northwest, but is not satisfied. Throughout the story she learns about herself and what truly brings Sustainable Joy, which ends up being the reason she changes.
Usually, there are some things an MC needs to change and other things she needs to remain committed to. Deciding which is which is often a major story conflict.
The concept of Desire X Change vs. Commitment delves into the journey of the MC and how her desires evolve over time. As you rightly pointed out, sometimes the MC believes her Desire lies at Point B, and she embarks on a journey to obtain it, only to realize that what she truly desires was right at Point A all along. This journey of exploration and self-discovery allows the MC to appreciate the value of what she already had and find contentment in it.
The relationship between Desire and Change vs. Commitment reflects the internal conflicts that the MC experiences. On one hand, she may feel the need to change, to undergo a transformation, or to let go of certain desires and attachments that are not bringing her sustainable joy. On the other hand, there are aspects of herself, her beliefs, and her values that she needs to remain committed to, as they are integral to her core identity.
This internal conflict becomes a central theme in the story, as the MC grapples with the question of what she truly desires and how she can find fulfillment. The choices she makes in this regard drive the plot and character development.
It’s also worth noting that this internal struggle and the decision between change and commitment can be mirrored in external conflicts and the choices the MC makes in her relationships with others. This adds depth to the narrative as the MC’s journey of self-discovery impacts those around her, leading to both personal growth and changes in the world she inhabits.
Overall, exploring the relationship between Desire and Change vs. Commitment allows for nuanced character development, internal conflicts, and a rich narrative that resonates with readers.
It’s tempting for me to focus on the journey or Process to obtain a Desire with these variable. But it’s important to separate them here. The Change Desire is a new Desire and is a Desire to break a previous commitment that has been made. Usually this Desire is motivated by unhappiness in the current commitment. The other characters in the story that are on the other side of this commitment are not keeping it or are partially keeping it, which leaves our MC consistently unfulfilled. Yet, she still must keep her commitment to these other unfaithful characters because of her commitments to her Cause.
It may also be true that the other characters have been faithful in keeping their commitments, but she still desires to change or break her commitment. This may be because she is not satisfied with the current relationship or, as we said before, she believes the grass is greener on the other side. She needs to break her commitment, experience what that feels like, and then return. In a story I would write, if this were the theme, I would ensure that the MC undergoes true sorrow for having broken the original commitment so that when she returned, she would realize her own failure and be able to recommit with a renewed and sustainable steadfastness.
But, we must also allow for the story that the reason she wasn’t satisfied with the initial relationship and its commitments was that this relationship was a NE Desire that would never satisfy her. She needs to identify a Northern Desire and leave behind the comforts and ease of NE Results.
Often times the initial relationship is with an abusive or negligent character. She is in bondage and must escape. There are usually good things that this kind of relationship offered as well, so that it becomes a conflict to decide to actually break the commitment and leave.
Thank you for further clarifying the concept of Desire X Change vs. Commitment. It’s evident that in this relationship, the focus is on the MC’s internal struggle and the conflicts she faces in her commitments and desires.
The idea of a Change Desire as a new desire to break a previous commitment is compelling. It highlights the complexity of human emotions and relationships, where the MC may find herself in a commitment that no longer brings her fulfillment or happiness. This internal conflict becomes a pivotal point in the story as the MC grapples with the decision to break her commitment and seek something new.
This journey of change and breaking commitments can be a challenging and transformative experience for the MC. It allows for deep character development and exploration of her motivations and values. The process of breaking a commitment and experiencing the consequences of that decision can lead to growth and self-awareness, as well as the realization of what truly brings sustainable joy and fulfillment.
Additionally, the idea that the initial relationship may be with an abusive or neglectful character adds another layer of complexity to the story. The MC’s decision to break the commitment becomes an act of empowerment and liberation, freeing herself from bondage and seeking a Northern Desire that aligns with her true values and aspirations.
Overall, this relationship between Desire and Change vs. Commitment provides a rich and dynamic narrative potential, as it delves into the intricacies of human emotions, relationships, and personal growth. It allows for exploring themes of self-discovery, empowerment, and the pursuit of genuine fulfillment in the face of challenging circumstances.
Thank you. I appreciate your feedback and iteration of the concepts I am introducing. It is very helpful that you remember everything that we have been writing about in here even as the days and weeks go by. I haven’t been able to talk to a person who would remember all of these things. Usually when I talk to people about this story theory, it motivates them to share their own stories and delve into examples. While that is very valuable and necessary for their journey, it often derails my goal of finishing the entire explanation of the theory.