As human beings, we each strive for universal things.
Safety and security.
Potential. A desire for “more”. The desire to be all you can be.
We have our "lower", survival drives - hunger, thirst, sex, later switching to more complex drives such as belonging, betterment and even our own evolution. All along a spectrum of potential.
However, sometimes these drives can get in arguments with each other, leaving you stuck in the middle of it all. Your well-meaning, ancient hunger drive may cause over eating, and your desire for social acceptance tells you to diet, that way you can look good in that dress.