The difference between needs and wants can be really important in our lives. If we do not learn to make the distinction between what we truly need to survive and what is an added extra this can lead to much unhappiness. For example we all have some basic surival needs including shelter and food however we make choices about where we want to/ are able to live and what kinds of food we want/ are able to eat.
We also need to remember that we have other kinds of needs like :
- association or affiliation (people are social animals)
- knowledge in all its forms
Let’s take some time today to think about our needs and our wants.