Instead of crushing people’s desires, why not just help them obtain those desires?
For some reason we think it’s appropriate to stop people from their “eager wants”, rather than teaching them a path forward. With a path forward, it forces that person into a state in which they have an application to their eager wants, and given this application, if they are not inclined to take it, then it must be meant to say that the dreaming was more important than the actualization of that dream.
Is this not a better way to teach? For movement is always better than stagnation.