It's mine! Or is it?
In my family, we tell the story that my sister's first words were a loud and firm, “Me! Mine!” I think that her language must have had something to do with living with a bossy older brother. Given our innate human drive to possess, though, I imagine that she is not the only child who learns the word “mine” early on in life. To covet is “the need to have, possess, or acquire in order to secure being and worth.” (1) It is the pervasive, human “desiring disease,” and it is a ste