you can't always get what you want


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you can't always get what you want

Your wants or desires will not always materialize or come to fruition. I know you want to go to the toy store today, but you can't always get what you want, honey. We just don't have time for it. I know you can't always get what you want, but that doesn't make me less disappointed about not getting the promotion.
See also: always, get, want, what
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