Want vs. Need
It’s a common subject. Talked to its death.But like any common dilemma, we’ll keep discussing this until the end of time, because damn it we humans love asking the same old questions over and over again. I define ‘want’ as things that you’d love to have, but are not necessarily good for you. You know, like Ashton Kutcher. ‘Need’ is something we may not particularly look forward to, but would be beneficial in the long run, like vacuuming the carpet. To further demonstrate this, here’s a table of examples.
Sometimes I complain that things I ask for, or work for, don’t work the way I plan them too. I figured it was because I didn’t try hard enough, or maybe it’s because I didn’t pray enough about it. Then it occurred to me. What if they’re not working out because I am asking for the wrong things? I think I need certain things in life, but really, how on earth would I know if they’re any good for me? I suppose when things turn out in a different way than what they’re supposed to, it’s a way to show us that ‘hey, you want this, but you don’t need it. You need that instead.’
Hmmm. That’s an optimistic way to look at things in life I guess. Easier said than done, I know.