Wants & Needs…can you separate the two?


If this is a question for you then I’m sure you have found yourself asking “do I need…?” Whatever you find the question to be the fact that you are asking it shows that you may know the difference.  Most people don’t. Strangely this is true because most people want what they don’t have or can’t have. Is this where determination comes from? The drive to get something you do not yet acquire?  Or is this the reason why most of us are either in dept…or unhappy. Truth is once you figure out yourself and your life you can determine what you want and what you actually need very easily. Start small..if you are a shopaholic and you see something you feel you must absolutely have…stop…ask your self,

“Do I need this? Or do I want it?”

Most of the time the answer will be because you want it. In all honestly we as people do not need that much. Food, water, shelter, happiness, love (for oneself)…are the type of substance we “need”.  Almost everything else falls into the “want” category. We “want” a bigger house…we “want” a nice car…we “want” and partner in life. But as soon as you realize that these  are what they are which are “wants” and not “needs” the more free and happy you will feel. We all have the capability to live and survive without any of those subjects. Yes they are nice and perhaps drive our enthusiasm, but to the people that worsen their being by taking these things instead of earning them becomes very dangerous for your health. Dept can damage you in more ways than just your credit score. It can add stress and negative energy into your life and you realize that something you wanted that you got in the end did not benefit you in the long run. Isn’t the long run the whole point? And what about wanting a partner in life..do you need it? NO. Actually in this day in age more single people are thriving and evolving than those who are married. Yes having someone to spend life with is a gift, but it is a gift that you must let come to you on it’s own. The more you put yourself and your feelings out the more of a chance you have of getting hurt. There is no greater pain than heart ache, it is the pain that no doctor, or medicine, drugs, alcohol, or anything of this earth can cure. Heart ache takes time, patience and understanding. But if you had the chance to protect your self would you take it? That’s another subject for another topic. Bottom line…differ your wants and needs. Every time you see something that catches your eye STOP. Ask yourself…

“do I NEED It?”



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