When picked apart what does 'I want' really mean?. I am aware of my state now and I determine that there is a lack. I think I know what will solve the problem so I imagine a different state that could be experienced now and then I assert that I desire it. Since it is impossible to know that imagined state without experiencing it now the assertion 'I want' is riddled with flaws. I can only know now. I can't have another now.