Repost. Originally written for and appeared on Much2Inspired
Need, A lack of something requisite, desirable, or useful.
Want, A strong desire for.
I Am approaching another milestone in age this week & I struggled with what I wanted for myself. I drove friends crazy with talk of another tattoo, a MacBook Pro, a weekend getaway… until someone stopped the madness, told me that I was indecisive & asked
“What is it that you need?”
Both needs and wants are synonymous with desire.
When I think of needs I think of basic necessities; shelter, food, health care, clothing and transportation. When I think of wants I think of ‘things’ or activities that increase our quality of life. We are advised to wait 30 days before purchasing an item; somehow we’ll likely realize how little we really desired it. Often we hear the opposite, being advised to live life to the fullest; that we work hard and that we should play harder.
Some desires can straddle the line, find balance.
Sometimes wants are as important as needs.
My current needs and wants
- Well Being
- Intimate Relationship
- Good Health
- Celebration of life
What needs, wants do you desire?